LA-based producer Blake Robin (aka LUXXURY aka Baron von Luxxury) started making waves in 2014 with his controversial LUXXURY edits. This series of dubby, slow disco remixes highlights buried gold in the original multitracks of classic songs, making the familiar more exciting by unearthing unexpected treasure - or simply making old classics sound new and fresh. His "Hotel California" edit injected new life into that overplayed classic rock song giving it a sexy, dubbed out beat and transforming Don Henley into a vocoderized robot. It was a runaway smash, instantly attracting 300,000 Soundcloud listens, ink from the Wall Street Journal (who published a front page article about him), offers from dozens of labels, and a major internet kerfluffle, all of which served only to boost Luxxury's profile and add to his mystique. He has received support from DJ Harvey, Greg Wilson, Psychemagik, Ursula 1000, Junior Sanchez, Goldroom and hundreds more. Now the edits are more popular than ever - and, having been banned from Soundcloud, Youtube, Bandcamp and beyond, are only currently available at his live performances. Luxxury spent most of last year on the road, including a number of dates in Mexico and three stops in the UK, where he supported Greg Wilson a number of times including a live remix set at Wales Festival No. 6. Official remixes soon followed for the likes of Atlantic Records artist Melanie Martinez, Greg Wilson, and Scissor Sister Del Marquis Slow Knights among others, joining Luxxurys venerable remix discography alongside Little Boots, Glass Candy, HEALTH and many more.LA-based producer Blake Robin (aka LUXXURY aka Baron von Luxxury) started making waves in 2014 with his controversial LUXXURY edits.
If conquering the new disco world one edit at a time wasnt enough, Luxxury kicked off 2016 with a slate of new original songs. Starting with the Take it Slow/Hold On EP on Brooklyns Deep&Disco (Escort), followed by Breathe on the Belgian dance aficionado label Eskimos Yellow Collection; and the latest single What Do Ya Really Want on Plant Music. Sounding like Poolside, Caribou and Jungle dipped in Bee Gees and remixed by Todd Terje, the new songs are heavily steeped in classic West Coast sunshine vintage disco vibes, eschewing the synths of his prior album The Last Seduction (Manimal Vinyl) in favor of a smooth-yet-dance-able vintage disco/funk sound. Executive producer Josh Goldroom Legg says "When I heard Luxxury's first demos, I knew I had to be a part of the project. Working towards an end-of-year EP tentatively titled "How to Be Good, other forthcoming songs include I Need You, I Wanna Be Everything" and Feel The Night. Along with keyboardist/collaborator Billy Caruso (Laco$te, Corridor) the new Luxxury sound doubles down on '78 California: all shimmering Rhodes, dusty anti-EDM disco beats and funky bass lines peppered with blue eyed falsetto vocals provided by Robin himself. Live, Robin and Caruso add a guitar player and drummer to comprise a full band.