Up And Coming: Rixton!

August 8, 2013

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Personally, I pride myself for have a knack for finding YouTube artists before they hit superstardom. Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson, and Austin Mahone are of course the biggest artists that I have stumbled across in the past, and it seems as though my job here on WeKnowTheDj has led me to another!

Some of you may have heard of Rixton. And some of you may not have heard of Rixton. Regardless of what boat you reside in, Rixton is a Pop/R&B group composed of lead vocalist Jake (who is also the rhythm guitarist), lead guitarist Charley, bassist Danny, and Lewi on drums. This band is known for posting various covers of hit singles on YouTube and have gained an impressive following since joining the site in June 2012. In just over a year, they have managed to gain over 8,600 subscribers on YouTube, but their video views, however, exceed 800,000.

Rixton has posted covers of songs such as Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”, NeYo’s “Let Me Love You”, and my personal favorite, R. Kelly’s “Ignition.” But what I find really impressive about the band is the creative twist that they put on these covers. They take these pop songs and turn them into something that fits their genre and it just…feels right.  They managed to take “I Knew You Were Trouble” and change its pop genre into something completely unrecognizable.  (They even flipped the lyrics to switch into the guy’s point of view. Which, not throwing shade at Ms. Swift but, I liked that.) I’ll link that video below. It’s brilliant. Completely and utterly brilliant.

It’s that creative genius that makes Rixton the newest artist to join SB Management. Yes, you heard me right! Jake, Charley, Danny, and Lewi have joined the likes of their YouTube brothers Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson, becoming one big happy family under the music mastermind that is Scooter Braun and SB Management. And believe me when I say that if you don’t know of Rixton now, you will. Soon. VERY soon!  One of my favorite quotes from Scooter is, “You’re only as good as the artists you work with.” And if that is as true as I think it is, Rixton will be making their way through the charts in the very near future, because with the likes of Justin, Cody, Asher Roth, and Ariana Grande pushing them to their best, only BIG things can come from this band!

Be sure to keep up with this band and watch their cover of “I Knew You Were Trouble” below!

-Blake M



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