Sometimes, less is more. In XL Order's case, the duo keep a low profile. Little is known about them, apart from the fact they are based in Normandy and are of French nationality. Shying away from the press and the limelight in general, the doublet are doing something rare in today's digital-heavy age. Rather than build an audience on social media and dedicate a significant chunk of time to creating a strong online presence, the pair spend their free hours making music only, refusing to engage in the other expectations of the 21st century.
Having debuted on London-based label GODDEZZ with their trance record E M B R Y O, followed by their low-slung remix of Que's hip hop tune "OG Bobby Johnson" and their two-track EP Mercenary on Deft's imprint B4 Music, XL Order's discography continues to flourish. Marking their inaugural album International Waters on EVAR Records, the pair couldn't be in better company, sitting alongside top-shelf, cross-genre and experimental tracks by Kilbourne, Wheez-ie, Aura T-09, Baseck, Mutant Joe and many more. XL Order describe the synergy of working with the label. "EVAR's freedom of expression allowed us to release such a personal record without any guilt or shame." The connection goes beyond the back catalogue too. "We really embrace their visual designs, the parties they curate and their releases."
Like their moniker suggest, XL Order make music with visions of a new world order in mind. They use sound to bring their ideas to life, producing rugged breakbeat patterns with UK influences and an industrial-strength dose of trance. Their work provokes emotion, with disparate textures tapping into different parts of the mind.