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ChristianXAlabaster started with a track shrouded in mystery, but after 10,000 listens in under a few weeks, 10,000 Records in conjunction with The XXX were ecstatic to reveal the two men behind the track Smile. With a glimmering electronic backdrop of 2am east London Electro, Alabaster perfectly compliments Christian Patey’s warm vocal range and melodic overtones.
This collaboration between Chrisian Patey and Alabaster has been no easy task however, as the pair live nearly 16 thousand kilometers apart (East London to Brisbane). But the chance to work with Smile clothing (which donates a shirt to someone in need with every purchase) led these two to record in Studios, countryside barns, shipping containers and airport lounges to bring smiles to kids and listeners alike.
The meshing of soundscape electro beat maker (Alabaster) and vocal illustrator (Christian Patey) is sure to drum up more excitement over the coming months considering the over 10,000 listener hype surrounding the ‘mystery artist’ first single release. It should also come to no surprise that Smile was mixed and produced by part of Simian Mobile Disco. His influences helped ChristianXAlabaster mold this 3-minute daydream into the track garnering a landslide of “Beautiful & Breathtaking” comments accompanying the song.
This is the only first taste of this accomplished duo and ChristianXAlabaster are set to whisk us away on another relaxing journey soon, but until then you’re sure to be smiling in anticipation

1. Are you happy how things have gone so far?
Yeh happy about the release as we were asked to have the song ‘Smile released through 10,000 recordings and quickly getting picked up by The XXX blog reaching 10,000 plays in under a week .

2. What is the new song about?
It’s about making a difference to other people who are in need , being aware that people have power to help and change others in need and bringing a smile to their faces 🙂

3. Are you happy with the media response to the music?
It’s still early days , but yeh it’s been positive in the short time it has been released

4. What inspires you when writing music?
Music documentaries , seeing good live shows , artists pushing the limits with music and collaborations.

5. Do you think social media has been a big help?
Yeh of course social media has been a great help , with people sharing and featuring it on the other side of the world so has it helped the release immensely.

6. What does 2015 have in store for the band?
We will continue to work together and write more music ,

7. Have you had a moment where you just cant write?
Yeh there are times when the music doesn’t come and you will try and sit down and come up with something fresh but dosent eventuate.Then when u least expect it something hits you and you have an idea , or you get inspired from an old music documentary and you could write
A bunch of new tracks .

8. What has been your favorite show to date?
This is a brand new collaboration so this is our first release , no shows as of yet .

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