WHO WE ARE
We might say that the Claxy story began in the 1990s. Long before the project was born, the diversity of Rio de Janeiro served as stepping stones to its artistic development. Formed by singer, composer, and pianist Clara Valente, and musical producer and drummer Gui Gautreaux, Claxy drinks from MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) influences, adds delicious cosmopolitan flavors of afrobeat and pop, and pours the mixture over electronic music.
When still performing as Clara Valente, the duo released "Mil Coisas" (2014), nominated as one of the "Best Albums of the Year" in Brazil, reaching Top 10 on iTunes. Since then, they performed in more than 100 cities around the world, from Brazil to Argentina, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. The duo also delivered performances at the renowned SXSW.
These experiences culminated in the official birth of Claxy in 2020. A project that values authenticity, inspired by the dualities of life. Provides music for both moments of reflection and leisure. Displays strength and delicacy at the same time. And focus on an elegant construction of melodies within electronic music.
Their first release as Claxy is a perfect reflection of these characteristics. "Out Of Veil", an EP signed by the Italian label Natura Viva, evokes melancholic feelings and sounds like poetry, bringing tones of mystery, lightness and depth. Then they independently released “Every Road”, a track that traces a sentimental paradox between death and rebirth; now, their most recent work is a new EP by Natura Viva, Stepwise, bringing a sound approach that is both delicate and intense.
This is the "beginning" of Claxy, who will continue producing music with no expiration date, recording the soundtrack of a lifetime.