Few enjoy a rise to the top that is quite as exponential as Xilent's. With his career still in its relative infancy, Eryk Kowalczyk has in a matter of a couple of years managed more than most artists do in a lifetime. Now firmly one of the most discussed names in bass music, Xilent's progress seems to know no bounds. In fact, it's only two years since that evergreen tastemaking chap at Radio One - Zane Lowe, made Xilent's 'Choose Me II' the subject of his 'Next Hype' feature, arguably providing the catalyst for the young Polish dubstep/drum n bass/electro house fiend to rise through the ranks in a blaze of glory.
That tune hit the Beatport charts with brutal force, remaining in the top five for three whole months, heralding the arrival of a genuine bass music star. 'Choose Me II' has now enjoyed in excess of 3 million hits on YouTube and stands out as one of the most impressive debut singles in bass music history.
Xilent didn't worry about the difficult second release, with landmark EPs 'Touchsound' and 'Ultrafunk' hitting 2012 prompting a slew of new fans and followers to duly sign up to the Xilent movement. Zane Lowe continued to champion his sound, making 'Beyond' his 'Hottest Record In The World', and 'Do It' also hit radio One's daytime listenership courtesy of Fearne Cotton.