Originally bred out of NYC, Syntext is made up of Alexander Long and Charlie MacCall. They are pioneers of electronic jazz pop, combining jazz and complex chord structures with the beat and feel of modern day pop and R&B. The pair relocated to south Florida to work on Mad Casual in 2017, their first EP, and have since returned to make their New York debut.
Alexander Long is a Pop/Jazz musician from New Rochelle, NY and graduate of Berklee College of Music. He is a known saxophonist/vocalist in the Westchester, NY area performing with artists such as Kay Boyd & Acts Of Faith based in Mt. Vernon, NY and organizations such as Sing for Hope based in Bronxville, NY. Alexander has performed in numerous churches including New Rochelle United Methodist Church, was the Pianist/Organist for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, NY as well as a Tenor Soloist for Harvard-Epworth Church, in Cambridge, MA.
Musical Influences: Hiatus Kaiyote, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Jung Dong Ha, Kyuhyun
Charlie MacCall is a composer and string player originally from Derry, New Hampshire. He met co-collaborator Alexander Long after moving to Brooklyn to work in Times Square’s Premier Studios. Having been writing and producing electronic music since his awkward high school days, Syntext became the platform to put those years of experimenting to good use (or, you know, just use in general).
Musical Influences: Massive Attack, Frank Ocean, Bonobo, a Tribe Called Quest, Robert Glasper, Floetry, Phantogram, Sango.