Far far away, Grammy Nominated XAXO is a pop, electrofunk duo based in Miami. Brothers Dav and Johnny “Johnny Echo” Julca, produce, write and play all of the band’s music. Dav is the singer and multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, drums, bass and keys. Johnny is the producing mind who does most of the mixing and also plays guitar and keys. The brothers, like the music they play, are fearless, determined and driven, with a peculiar sense of humor and a spontaneous flare. On making music Johnny says, “it is like air for us, we can’t live without it. It is an instinct like any other human instinct. It has also become a responsibility. We have been given the amazing gift of music and we must share the love.”
Born in Panama to Peruvian parents, the family moved to Ohio in their early teens where their love for music began. In the mid 90`s they found themselves deeply identified with the punk culture so their first bands were punk rock bands. The band they formed in High School evolved into pop rock and the transition brought along offers from labels like Tooth And Nail Records and Atlantic Records. When high school was over, they toured the U.S. until 2006 when Dav decided to further his studies in music and moved to Mexico City. He went on to develop a solo career, living in Puerto Rico and Miami; while Johnny continued to produce pop music and ventured into hip hop. They always wrote songs in both English and Spanish.
On their eclectic background they says, “we know what being different is and we know that different makes the world go round.”
In 2010, both brothers had made Miami, the epicenter of latin sounds, their home. The city was full of promises and big opportunities for talented writers/producers. Having worked with names like Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal, Paulina Rubio, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Kat Dahlia, KC and the Sunshine Band, Prince Royce, Jencarlos Canela, Fonseca, the duo put their own music on hold.
While working with other artists, they kept writing songs for themselves.Those are the songs that made them who they are now, XAXO. In 2016 the band released its first EP titled “Looking For Nothing” under the Space52 label, which the brothers co founded.