xskarma Shares New Single – Hello: Charles Grimsdale, also known as xskarma, is an up-and-coming songwriter, producer, and drummer from Bristol, UK. He has been making waves in the music scene with his unique blend of indie pop and trip hop, infused with quirky retro funk-inspired beats. But xskarma is not just a talented musician; he is also a tech entrepreneur, passionate about conservation and tackling climate change.
Xskarma co-founded one of Europe’s first streaming services, OD2, alongside Peter Gabriel, and is an active technology investor. He is also the non-exec Chairman of on-demand vinyl platform elasticStage. Despite his success in the tech industry, xskarma’s true passion lies in music.
In 2020, xskarma started releasing music, and he has already built a fast-growing audience. He draws inspiration from bands such as Portishead, Massive Attack, Zero 7, Morcheeba, Lamb, and Tame Impala, and his tracks are characterized by filtered drum grooves, wobbly synth pads, and deep, punchy basslines.
xskarma’s latest release is “Hello,” a smooth, downtempo track that features glasscat’s captivating vocals. The song has a hypnotic chorus and an infectious beat that commands attention from the first few seconds. According to xskarma, “Hello” is about the unspoken darkness in a relationship and how a partner can seem distant and distracted, living in a parallel universe.
The song was written and produced by xskarma, who played the live drum beat as an evolution of a glitchy Timbaland track. “Hello” is xskarma’s first release of 2023 and is sure to draw in new fans. It is already clear that xskarma is one to watch, and his unique style and passion for music are sure to take him far.
In addition to his music career, xskarma is passionate about conservation and tackling climate change. He has partnered with OneTreePlanted for his previous single “Changing” and donates all streaming revenue from the track towards planting trees in Uganda to help restore some of the most important forest for chimpanzees. With his talent and dedication, xskarma is making a difference in both the music industry and the world at large. “Hello” is available to buy/stream now on all platforms.