On a mission to save 2020, ABBACAXI drops his new single ‘Used To Keep Me Warm’ today. A warm slice of groovy house with some trademark vocals that, let’s face it, most of us missed tapping our toes to on a beach somewhere sunny drinking cocktails this year.
Citing influences from artists such as Moon Boots, Kartell, Little Dragon, Detroit Swindle & Coeo, “Used To Keep Me Warm’ was written not long after a break-up. “I was quitting cigarettes around the same time, so I was craving a lot of things. It’s as much a break-up song about a person as it is about breaking an addiction”.
“I was playing around a lot with mixing guitar and synth sounds. I find it fun to make my guitar sound like a synth, as I express myself more comfortably on the guitar but I love the deep and watery sounds of synthesizers.”
Abbacaxi is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Dublin. Beginning his performing career as a teen playing rock and funk, he later dove deep into crafting songs strongly rooted in House beats, influences that continue to inform his sound.
The release of his debut single ‘Got to Move On’ garnered some national airplay, a spot on Nialler9’s ‘11 New Irish Songs You Should Hear’ and a slot at Electric Picnic 2019.
As a session singer and drummer, he has performed live with some of Ireland’s biggest bands. He is a past and current live band member for award winning and notable artists such as Loah (co-writer with Hozier), Fehdah and The Hit Machine Drummers, sharing the stage with renowned artists such as Thundercat, Tank and the Bangas and Yusef Kamal.
You can listen to the single below, plus stream from your preferred streaming site here.