X-RL7 where cyberpunk and electronic-rock collide in animated glory

"Cultivating a rich community of like-minded viewers and musicians through the project has been extremely humbling and rewarding."
17 September 2023

X-RL7 (a Pixel Art Cyberpunk Animated Music Series) is a retro-gaming inspired world, where we find the perfect mix of cyberpunk and electronic-rock, taking everything to a whole new level. The concoction of amazing storytelling, mind-blowing animation, and killer music has people completely hooked.

The series focus on X-RL7, a fictional band that navigates the complexities of the music industry, their social lives, and the gritty cyberpunk backdrop.

With a super soundtrack inspired by electronic, rock, and metal bands like Celldweller, Linkin Park, and Nine Inch Nails, what sets X-RL7 apart is its retro-gaming inspired animation, a visual treat for fans of both cyberpunk aesthetics and classic video games.

With its star-studded lineup, X-RL7 brings real-world artists into the mix as voices and musical guest stars. The list reads like a who’s who of the music industry, including Andy Cizek (Monuments), Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection), Blue Stahli, Craig Owens (Chiodos/DRUGS), and Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence).

While X-RL7 is set in a futuristic, sci-fi world, it manages to mirror the current industry landscape and broader societal issues. Episodes and songs delve into universal themes such as the impact of social media, the pedestalization of fabricated celebrity personas, and the ongoing battle between censorship and free speech.

Mike Evans, a talented musician and animator, is the creator of X-RL7. He reflects on the series, saying: “Work began on the project in late 2018 and after much time secretly prodding pixels and beats, it finally went live in July 2020. Working with so many amazing musical artists in X-RL7 is an incredible experience and certainly validating for myself as a songwriter. Cultivating a rich community of like-minded viewers and musicians through the project has been extremely humbling and rewarding.”

Don’t miss out on the next chapter of X-RL7‘s adventures on the show’s YouTube channel and prepare to be transported to a cyberpunk realm where music truly reigns supreme.