X-RL7 is a unique pixel art styled cyberpunk animation series created by Mike Evans of electronic-rock band MiXE1 and Project Anything. The series is a mix of comedy, social commentary and original music following the exploits of the fictional band X-RL7 - featuring fantastic voice acting and musical cameos from members of the alternative/electronic/rock music scene such as Bret Autrey (Blue Stahli), Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection, Rob "Rawrb" Kersey (Psychostick), Lauren Babic (Red Handed Denial/CrazyEightyEight), Andy Cizek (Monuments), Nyxx, Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence) and many more...
Fuelled by mysterious dream-like visions, follow the enigmatic X-RL7 frontman Omega as he navigates the trials and tribulations of the music industry alongside guitarist/producer PJ and flamboyant larger-than-life band manager Alfie in their journey to make it to the top of the musical foodchain. Featuring a myriad of colourful characters and original electronic rock tunes set against a cyberpunk-inspired futuristic backdrop. How will the group fare in this addictive pixel art adventure?
The series is free to watch on the X-RL7 Youtube channel!
There's full story episodes, Making Of/Behind The Scenes mini-documentaries, Lyric Videos and more.
The music of X-RL7 is available on all the usual digital stream outlets - Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music, etc.
Check out more music such as instrumentals, alt-versions, the original Mike vocal versions of songs which feature a guest vocalist on the X-RL7 Patreon.
(Updated March 2023)
X-RL7 features vocal appearances from the following musicians:
Bret Autrey (Blue Stahli, Sunset Neon)
Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection)
Lauren Babic (Red Handed Denial, Crazy Eighty Eight)
Andy Cizek (Monuments, Makari, WNDER, Termina)
Rob "Rawrb" Kersey (Psychostick)
Craig Owens (CHIODOS, D.R.U.G.S.)
Glenn Fricker (Spectre Sound Studios)
Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence)
Ted Phelps (Imperative Reaction, Mercury Lust)
Pete Crane (SHIV-R)
JP Anderson (Rabbit Junk)
Amelia Arsenic (Amelia Arsenic)
David Dutton (genCAB)
Marc Massive (Massive Ego)
Mikey AlterRed (AlterRed)
Matt Fanale (Caustic)
Richard Kaltenhauser (Machine Rox)
Avi Ghost (Defy, Art Versus Industry, Avi Ghosh),
Johnny Ciardullo (Carcosa, Angelmaker, Bastion)
Erlend Eiltersen (Essence of Mind, Lights A.M.)
Nikki Simmons (Nikki Simmons)
Andrew Baena (Carcosa)
Natasha Cox (AL1CE, Mankind Is Obsolete)
Sasha Travis (AL1CE)
Roman Marisak (Professional Murder Music, Spacetime)
Charlie Kennedy (Forget Your Friends, RoyalBaby)
Patrick Russell (Patrick Russell)
Annie Wallflower (Annie Wallflower)
Marlene Mendoza (Marlene Mendoza)
Chris Liepe (Chris Liepe)
Ron Scalzo (Return To Earth)
Lawrie Bayldon (Studio-X)
Bridgette Hill (Studio-X)
Mike Evans (MiXE1, Project Anything)
Lee Towson (MiXE1, Project Anything)
Alan Rogers (Project Anything)
Mark Haigh (Draconic Elimination Projects, DJ Kark)
Jessie Yun (Jessie Yun)
Chris Voigt (Greasy Tales, Sexual Lobster)
Michael Joseph (Rockstar Esoterica)