LUXXURY's latest single 'i wanna be EVERYTHING' is L.A. based disco aficionado Blake Robin's most unabashed love letter yet to 70s dancefloor culture. With a soaring falsetto chorus that audaciously recalls the sexual hysteria of peak time Studio 54 divas like Loleatta Holloway, Chaka Khan and all four Gibb brothers rolled into one, it's definitely a cocktail for adults only. But it's not just about sweat and sex as much as its a desperate plea to be heard, understood and loved in an era when distractions are everywhere. 'I wanna be EVERYTHING' is the battle cry of the unappreciated, from the spouse suffering through years of marital silence to the Tinder date whose match spends the night mindlessly scrolling their social feeds. 'Hey, *I* wanna be what you need!'
The song has long been the big closing number at LUXXURY's shows, both as a four piece live band opening for Giorgio Moroder, Escort and on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly; as well as at his DJ/live hybrid performances at SF's Outside Lands, Festival No.6 in Wales and dozens more from London to Mexico City. Longtime collaborator Billy Caruso cowrote the song and contributes his trademark melodic Rhodes playing, while Fitz and the Tantrums' bassist Joe Karnes once again takes a Robin bassline and re-interprets it with added muscle, his deft touch adding delicately nuanced semiquavers to the song's thumping heartbeat. 'The song was initially written three years ago but it's taken ages to get it right' says Robin. 'Once I replaced my bass take with Joe's, the song sprang to life. That was the special sauce it needed to properly pop out of the speakers.'
LUXXURY's previous single 'Be Good 2 Me' was featured in the new XBOX game Forza Horizon 4; a series of collaborative singles and a full length album are in the works for 2019.
LUXXURY makes dance music for adults. Raw, funky bass-lines plucked with grown-man finesse. A mastery of space disco native only to those who lived through the late '70s/early '80s. Dust in the glitter that vibrates in the space between string stabs, bongo slaps, and guitar jabs-while the steady pulse and astral effects feel beamed in from a more cybernetic future Los Angeles. That's where the nu-disco wizard born Blake Robin dwells when he isn't on the road opening for Giorgio Moroder or the Juan MacLean, leading his 4 piece band on late-night TV or remixing live at DJ sets in Mexico City, New York and London. In fact, you might've first felt his deft touch via the controversial Luxxury Edits-where he uses multi-tracks (stems) of classic hits to create dubby slow-disco versions-but his original music is no less arresting, with a sound that reflects not only a newfound earnestness of expression but a lifelong love for the craft of disco.