Redefining Genres with Xuitcasecity
There’s a reason Xuitcasecity stands out from the rest. The musical Duo refuses to conform to current expectations but instead they stay honest to themselves and the sound they want to create. In a heavily curated world where streams are more important than quality and algorithms dictate what content we receive. Xuicasecity lets the music come organically which is what makes them both unique and relatable. Along with this special Terroir exclusive, Xuicasecity is dropping an acoustic version of their hit single Goodbye which you can listen to here. But We’ll let them tell you all about that. In our exclusive sit down with the dynamic duo, they talk about how they started, what keeps them going and possibly tease some new music on the way.
How did you two find each other? And what makes you such a dynamic duo?
We initially talked on Facebook. Then we met up and made a couple records together! I think the fact that it happened so organically is why we work so well. The duo didn't happen overnight. We knew each other for around 5 years before we created the duo.
What were some artists that inspired you early on? As individuals and as a pair?
We both stay true to our roots. Cam is more Hip-Hop influenced and Mike more Pop. Cam grew up on Biggie, Big L and Cam'ron, while Mike grew up on The Beatles, Cat Stevens and CCR. They all shaped us into how we approach music and hear it today.
What has been the biggest difference or what has changed between your latest EP City Nights and your earlier work?
When we first started recording together all of our music was created from instrumentals we found online. Now, we get to work in house with producers and tailor each and every track. The quality has greatly increased because of this.
What are you up to when you're not making music?
Hanging out with friends or playing some video games! We do a lot of activities that may come up randomly. Cruises, traveling, bar hopping, working out, checking our social media...pretty much anything a normal person does!
What's one fact people might not know about you?
We rarely hang out, outside of making music.
A large base of our readers are up and coming or aspiring artists. What advice would you give to a talented, driven artist who’s just starting their career?
You're either in this for the long haul or not at all. Success doesn't happen overnight and there are an insane amount of ups and downs. You have to learn from your lessons and grow with each loss ultimately winning at the end. We've been in the industry for a little while now and there are still things that I couldn't tell you how they happen. There's no one path or blueprint, just stay true to yourself and make great quality music.
Can you share the biggest obstacle you've faced in your career, and how you overcame it?
When we first started we had a lot of support from EDM blogs and so we had to somewhat cater to their listeners. It's not that we didn't want to make EDM music but we didn't want to get stuck in the DJ lane or be classified as EDM. When we created the duo our goal was to make Pop music. Now that we're somewhat established, we're able to create the sound of music we want. What it boiled down to was making a really strong record that wasn't EDM that the average listener would like whether they found us on the EDM blogs or not.
What’s your process like when you are making new music? Do you have any routines or habits you practice to approach a new project?
There's no one way that we create music. Sometimes we'll get a melody while in the shower, sometimes we'll start the song in the session that day or there have been times where we’ve even had a dream about a song and woke up to create it. We mostly always start songs with melody and then fill with lyrics or do both at the same time. I can't remember a time when we wrote the lyrics first.
“Goodbye” was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and you are now releasing an acoustic version. What can your fans expect from the new song? Do you plan on releasing more acoustic music?
We actually have the entire EP in acoustic form. You're the first to know that! We love hearing different approaches to our records and making acoustic versions is one way to do that. We get that not everyone wants to hear hype music all the time so the acoustic versions make the records feel much more downtempo and relaxing.