east sussex, United Kingdom
xemplify’s debut album “never too late” has been extremely well received globally with tracks on heavy rotation at uk’s kiss 100 chillout show “the rehab” and jazz fm’s legendry “the late lounge”. the majority of tracks from the album have also appeared on many of the world’s most listened to podcasts and chillout websites, and have been placed at number one on many well respected charts worldwide.
xemplify’s sound is influenced by air, zero 7, massive attack and drizabone to name but a few, and brings differing musical backgrounds to deliver an original and diverse chillout sound.
formed by david ives who started out 15 years ago as a dj and producer of breakbeat and dance music. whilst the scene he was involved in split, david decided to take a break but kept closely involved in the music business behind the scenes in various guises.
in 2008 his love of chillout led him to embark upon a new project. teaming up with chris sargent, a long time friend and the extremely talented vocalist rebecca hayes. the vision was to produce quality chillout music using talented and real musicians. this is best showcased on the tracks “changing” and “i’m tired” featuring a classically trained violinist and a rock guitarist.
working with artists such as the artful dodger, kelly clarkson, lee ryan, the freestylers, baby d, judge jules and krafty kuts xemplify's sound is fresh and strands different musical genres all captivated in their unique chilled and soothing execution.
xemplify have recently signed with diventa music in germany; “never too late” will be available on itunes, beatport, juno and many other major online retailers in the summer of 2009.