MXM is a South Korean duo under Brand New Music that consists of Brand New Boys members, Im Young-min and Kim Dong-hyun.
Im Young-min and Kim Dong-hyun met as trainees under Brand New Music. They represented the agency alongside Lee Dae-hwi and Park Woo-jin in Produce 101 Season 2. When the show ended, neither of the two earned a spot in the project unit Wanna One: Young-min finished 15th overall, while Dong-hyun was eliminated before the finale took place.
On July 12, it was announced that Young-min and Dong-hyun would debut as a project unit, with both having signed exclusive contracts with Brand New Music before Produce 101 and becoming members of Brand New Boys. The name MXM reportedly stands for both “Mix and Match” and “More x More”. The former refers to the duo’s compatibility as a group despite contrasting qualities, while the latter refers to their determination to develop as a duo. On July 27, they released a two-track promotional single titled “Good Day”. Dong-hyun wrote the lyrics of the single’s second track “I Just Do” with Young-min, as well as arranging and producing it with Brand New Music producer, Kiggen.
MXM officially debuted on September 6 with the release of their EP entitled Unmix. The EP contains seven tracks, including “Good Day” and “I Just Do”. The lead single, “I’m the One,” was written and produced by Brand New Music producers 9999 and Esbee.
On September 22, the duo participated in Brand New Music’s annual concert titled “Brand New World Seoul”, held at the Seoul Jangchung Arena.
MXM released their second EP titled Match Up on January 10, 2018, with total of six tracks including the lead single “Diamond Girl”.
In 2018, MXM announced their release of a double single titled Rematch on March 6, 2018, accompanied with a music video for the track “Gone Cold”, produced by Primeboi. They worked on their second Rematch single titled “Love Me Now” with 9999 and Esbee. Also in March 2018, they announced a Makestar photobook project, which opened for participation on March 9.
Then still In 2018, MXM announced their release for their first studio titled “More Than Ever” on August 14, 2018, with the lead single “Ya Ya Ya”, lyrics by Roydo, Sailli, Gleam and 라이머 (Rhymer) then arranged by Gleam and Sailli and then composed by Gleam, Sailli, Roudo and Elapse. “More Than Ever” consists of 14 tracks.