In terms of the promotion of peace through art Loopexx are pretty much the John and Yoko of the 21st century. The Austrian musicians Eric K. and Pipo AKA James Philip Platzer have created a unique project melting their separate musical pasts consisting of beatboxing and rock music into a beautiful message of respect, love and tolerance.
The idea to help those in need has started with the Eric setting up his own multi-media company called Performers in 2014 which is a talent showcase platform supporting young artists worldwide. After a little jam with his colleague James the two realised that, although from two completely different musical backgrounds, they could create a musical magnetism that could be put to good use.
Loopexx has derived from the idea to loop the sound effects of beatbox, vocals and guitar sounds. Their musical style is very much a mix of different genres. While Pipo comes more from an R’n’B background Eric has previously worked as a rock musician. The outcome is a multifaceted pop assortment which is galvanized by Pipo’s beatbox prowess. Honing his skill as a human drum machine has mainly resulted out of necessity since he wasn’t able to afford the real drum set he wanted when he was younger. Since the two have had extensive experience as musicians for years they manage to create an idiosyncratic sound which is based on technical proficiency.
The single ‘Here Were Are, There You Go’ will be out on 4th March 2016.