MARLEE XX, multi-hyphenate music artist (vocalist - songwriter - DJ - producer) hailing from Washington, DC, is a powerhouse entertainer who has honed a distinctive style, sonically versatile and fluid in genre. Creating crossover-ready pop songs that, not only, obliterate the traditional pop-formula but completely redefine what it looks like to be a woman in music, this “one woman band” is a seasoned yet fresh artist merging independent and mainstream.
Formerly known as the frontwoman of nine piece band - Marlee In the Mixx, they held a successful, two year residency at Indulj On U Street in D.C, and performed in venues across the US including a 5 city east coast tour, Afropunk’s Battle of the Bands, SOB’s in New York City, and Hollywood’s legendary Whisky a Go-Go. An established, formidable force on the DC music/entertainment scene, the band expanded their reach and toured internationally as co-headliners at the Essence of Seoul festival in Seoul, South Korea.
After disbanding suddenly in 2017, MARLEE XX launched her solo career with the release of her track “SHIFT,” In 2019, she relocated to Los Angeles, CA to work on her debut solo album. This venture opened doors to land music licensing placements with various shows on Netflix, The Hype (HBO), Bel Air (Peacock), and The Come Up (Hulu/Freeform,) and became a representative at “Girls Make Beats,'' an organization empowering the next generation of female music producers, DJs and audio engineers. She has been featured in World Wide Waves, Black Music Month, The Washington Post, Voyage LA, Elicit Magazine, Sidekick Music, Music Crowns, Sinusoidal Music, and Illustrate Magazine. As a DJ - MARLEE XX has worked with iconic brands like Versace, Fabletics, Techstyle Fashion Group, GUESS and PrettyLittleThing.
Her highly anticipated solo LP "XX FACTOR" was released in July 2023 - fully written by herself while featuring her first music production and engineering credits. Following its debut, MARLEE XX performed all over Los Angeles/Southern California with her new band and show - landing a marquee at the infamous Viper Room, 5 times at nationally renowned live music platform WE FOUND NEW MUSIC aka WFNM, a two week residency at The Goldfish and the San Diego Pride festival. The album's lead single "Take It Back" was also featured on live radio's 88.1 FM SoCal Sound. The success of this run lead to her joining viral raptress QVEEN HERBY's sold out tour, east coat leg in February and March 2024.
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