a real unique mix of cuban/puerto-rican influences, soul, funk, pop and indie rock.
Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia’s sound grows from a wide range of influences from r&b and hip-hop to Caribbean rhythms all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut record, Magic Trix, is an ecstatic collection of songs featuring layered beats, crunchy keyboards, and driving syncopated rhythms. Her new album “black Terry Cat” just came out on ANTI and [PIAS] and got many good reviews on different platforms like Pitchfork and SPIN.
“Drawing from so many musical diasporas and questioning the way that different existences intersect, Rubinos’ second album is American music with a different story to tell.“ – 8.0 Pitchfork
… Rubinos serves up a Michelin-star meal: The Brooklyn artist truly crosses borders with her multi-genre-hyphenate instrumental textures beneath Billie Holiday-esque croons. – SPIN
“Black Terry Cat sees the proud “Cuba-Rican” often extract the maximum impact from a startlingly nimble rhythm section that disregards any boundaries between soul, rock, jazz and salsa, plus a voice that evokes Sarah Vaughan, Joyce Moreno and – on the brilliantly squelchy R&B of “Black Stars” and “Right?” – Erykah Badu at her wildest.” – 8/10 UNCUT
“A star is born when Laurie Anderson meets De La Soul. “A fascinating pleasure and a 21st-century classic in waiting” – 4/5 MOJO
“she’s going to be huge.” – 4/5 Sunday Times