Her latest single – ‘Rebel Soul’ is probably the truest reflection yet of where Xenia Ghali sees herself as an artist.
To celebrate 8 Years Of T.H.E, Xenia Ghali shares 8 songs that greatly influenced her during the making of “Rebel Soul”.
1. Simon and Garfunkel – Sound of Silence
One of the greatest melodies and songs of all time in my opinion.
2. Sonny Fodera – The Moment
I was very inspired by this record with regards to my current sound. Everything from the vocal to the production.
3. Elderbrook – Capricorn
I fell in love with the production as well the vocal. The bass is outstanding.
4. Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
This was the first record that really taught me what electronic music was. I remember watching the music video on MTV at a very young age and being mesmerized by the sound of the record.
5. Tame Impala – Borderline
I came across this record when it was sent to me as a promo for my Radio Show Onyx Radio. The second I heard it, it became my favourite record of all time. The melody, the harmonies and the bass line especially completely captivated me. The lyrics are also incredible.
6. Rhymos – Volcan
This one is a staple record during my shows. It always unlocks something inside me and I feel completely free and absorbed by it. I think it is incredibly important for music to have the ability to do that to someone.
7. Calvin Harris – How Deep Is Your Love
I remember telling myself that I wish I produced that record. When I heard it I understood how I could still be a DJ who plays House and Tech House during my shows and releasing ‘Radio’ records which can maintain a credibility to them.
8. Parov Stellar – Matilda
I am a huge fan of Parov Stellar and his record Matilda is one which harmonically speaking is very close to my heart. He is a Jazz musician who combined swing with jazz elements and electronic/dance in an incredible and highly inspiring way.
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