Blood Sugar X CLICK HERE to hear more from Blood Sugar X Hailing from Oakland, Blood Sugar X is a punk band in the tradition of Bad Brains and Fishbone. Founded in 2004 by singer/songwriter Xavier Dphrepaulezz, the band released their first album, Crack Smack Sugar Shit Pop, the same year. Following their immediate live success, Blood Sugar X (known at the time as “Blood Sugar”) worked with director Ken Cravens to relase a 10 music video DVD, complete with interstitial interviews and commentary, in 2005. The band toured from 2005 to 2007, playing discos, dives, warehouses, and music halls across the U.S. and U.K. During showcases in New York and London coordinated by James Spooner, Blood Sugar X performed alongside other notable Afro Punk musicians such as Angelo Moore/Dr. Madd Vibe (Fishbone). In 2006, Xavier and his crew rocked SXSW, and gained further notoriety as the resident band for “Club Bingo” in South Los Angeles. After a five year hiatus, Blood Sugar X released a two volume compilation album in 2012 entitled The Dead Dumb Happy Life. Fans revere Xavier’s funk/punk sound for its “rare sensuality and spirit” that pays homage to bands like the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, The B52s, and Talking Heads.