You can listen to that new Classixx album that I’ve been gabbing about for months now on NPR – one week ahead of its release on Innovative Leisure. They’ve already previewed “Holding On,” “Borderline,” and “All You’re Waiting For” but much every indie dance fan’s happiness, there are nine more originals where those came from. Also a bit of a surprise, they are finally releasing “I’ll Get You” which has been floating around the internet since 2009.
If you’ve been trolling for a shining example 2013′s sticky sweet disco-inspired production trend, the search is over. Today Los Angeles’s Classixx are previewing the third track off their debut album Hanging Gardens and things are shaping up to be as solid as ever for the duo. “All You’re Waiting For” features (the former) LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang, modulated synths, majorly happy chords, and a healthy dose of sunshine.
Hop on over to Rolling Stone to stream the track.Posted by
With the prospect of a long day ahead, festivals can be tempting times for ticket holders to stay in bed a little bit longer. You’re missing the opening acts, but hey, at least you’ll have energy for the end of the night, right? Wrong. Showing up early to festivals has led me to some of my favorite sets of all time. Lines are shorter, stages aren’t as crowded, and you have the opportunity to catch some of the most promising talent of the day. Artists opening festival stages feel a lot of pressure and tend to deliver far beyond expectations. With Weekend One of Ultra fast approaching, start planning your first sets of the day.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week features Adam K & Soha’s timeless progressive house remix of “Need to Feel Loved,” a delectable M Machine original off Metropolis Part I, an engrossing remix from Classixx, and two generically-distinct remixes of Bon Iver.
If you missed any of DA‘s more mellow posts from the week, make sure to check out Ryan Hemsworth’s remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness,” Flight Facilities’ ‘The Decades’ Mix, and Jonas Rathsman’s free deep house track “Bringing You Down.” For five tracks to soothe and seduce your ears, click past the break.
Los Angeles-based production duo Tyler Blake and Michael Davis (or Classixx for those of you who tend towards those sticky sweet nu-disco sounds already) have long been known for spot on remixes for Phoenix, Mayer Hawthorne, Passion Pit, YACHT — the list goes on. They’ve put out some original work, but only now have announced the impending release of their first full length artist album Hanging Gardens on May 14th. The first tune off the LP, “Holding On,” is about as shiny as they come. Classixx recruits all the best elements of a blissful dance track — a snarling bass, twinkly top line, strings, piano riffs, and heartbreaking vocal. It’s an Endless Summer, y’all.
To plug their upcoming Endless Summer Tour, Los Angeles nu disco duo Classixx have lent their dreamy chilled-out vibes to Passion Pit’s lead single “Take a Walk.” Employing a head-nodding bass line and skillfully effected vocals, the remix is a thoughtful reinvention of the electro-pop band’s most successful single to date. Head to their Soundcloud for the free download today.Posted by