The X is the project created by Ivan Lopez and Juanma Vidal in Valencia, in 2006, after the dissolution of its previous band, The Xperimental Shop.
From the beginning, The X is conceived like an evolution from its previous sounds, and for this they decided to select Pere Munuera, Alessandro Cesarini and Paco Beltran like the final pieces of the perfect puzzle. Each band member comes from a different style… (Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Ambient, Electro). The X Engine crafts a soundscape that amalgamates all their styles and outstanding talents.
After a year of composing and selecting the 11 songs chosen for their debut album, they spent 2 months at Millenia Studios in Valencia recording their first record, “Neutralizer”, recorded and produced by themselves and mixed by Ivan Lopez and the Valencian producer Vicente Sabater. In June of 2007, The X produce their first video, “The Glow”, and 3 months later they release their first album The X “Neutralizer”.
On October of 2007, Ramon Ferrer joins The X as a live engineer and after making some gigs on Spain, they receive the support from the record label “Galileo MC”, to reedit “Neutralizer” in a DeLuxe Edition including a Dvd with many extras. At that same time they begin to work on the Dvd “The X Visions”, that includes 2 live songs, 3 remixes with video-art from Rafa Monzo (Tanaka-clan), a documentary of the recording process, directed by Ivan Lopez and Juanma Vidal called “The Neutralizer Sessions” and their second video, “Dark Lights”, also directed by themselves.
On September of 2009, the new edition of The X “Neutralizer” is released in Spain and Germany, this time, with Galileo MC.
On May of 2010, after several TV Shows and the success on the Media (Rolling Stone, Mondosonoro, El Pais, WestzeitÖ), The X is nominated for The Independent Music Awards 2010 organized by the UFI with the support of Radio3.
After finishing the Neutralizer Tour, on December 2010 The X begin the creation of their second album called “Universal Aromavision”. Meanwhile they produce their 3rd video for their single “Zoo Regeneration”.
On April 2011 The X sign with Canada based Songsurfer Corporation, managed by Claus Altvater, who worked before successfully as Executive Producer and Producer for guitarist Al Di Meola on two projects.
Two months later “The X” book Millenia Studios, Valencia, to record their new album “Universal Aromavision”. The album was finished at Studios Piccolo in Montreal with guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola as a special guest.
Al Di Meola had the following to say about the project: “Ivan Lopez’s project “The X ” is for me a sonic delight! His clever craftsmanship in sound, voice, song structure and especially programming make this project so cool! I can’t stop playing this and am so happy I was a part in it as well!”
“Universal Aromavision” is produced by Ivan Lopez, Claus Altvater and Vicente Sabater and mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis Studios, London, on March 2012.
The album is a Songsurfer Corporation project and will be manufactured and distributed by Cargo Records, Germany in the summer of 2012.
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