PYXLS SEPTEMBER 15TH: Exploring the Electrifying World of Hyperpop in Amsterdam’s Music Scene
The world of music is in a constant state of evolution, and every now and then, a subgenre emerges, captivating hearts and minds with its unique fusion of sounds. Enter hyperpop, an electrifying blend of sugary pop melodies, industrial noise, and genre-flipping wizardry. The PYXLS collective from Amsterdam has embarked on a mission to amplify this dynamic genre within the vibrant Dutch electronic music scene. But what exactly is hyperpop? Imagine a genre that melds the pop sounds of the past, present, and future, all while defying convention with a touch of wild experimentation.
From the earworm melodies of Sophie to the groundbreaking endeavors of Charli XCX, hyperpop has taken the world by storm. Artists like Lyzza and the PC Music label have further fueled its popularity, pushing boundaries and revolutionizing pop music as we know it.
PYXLS has cultivated a space where hyperpop thrives, drawing music lovers into an unparalleled experience. Having previously hosted editions at Melkweg and Kanaal40, they are now preparing for their largest event yet, promising a lineup that will leave attendees buzzing with anticipation.
What is hyperpop?
It originated in the early 2000s with Nightcore, a genre known for speeding up pitch and tempo. The term ‘hyperpop’ gained prominence through the UK-based art collective PC Music, founded by A.G. Cook. Hyperpop defies classification, merging lively melodies with frenetic digital production. It marries glossy sounds with distorted textures, creating a unique auditory experience. Beyond being a genre, hyperpop is an online-centered community and movement—a vibrant world of sound and expression.
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