Baron von Luxxury

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Baron von Luxxury
Birth name Blake Robin
Origin US
Genres Electropop
Occupation(s) DJ, musician, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, synthesizer, turntables
Years active 2003–present
Labels Razor & Tie, RCRD LBL, Manimal Vinyl
Associated acts Luxxury
Website luxxury.com

Baron von Luxxury (birth name Blake Robin)[1] is an American producer, songwriter, DJ and artist (sometimes known simply as "Luxxury"). His first songs included "Drunk," which was used in commercials for Pontiac; "Sweet and Vicious," which was used on The Hills; and "I Know There's Something Going On," a cover of a song by Frida from ABBA. In addition to being the sole songwriter and producer for that band, he is an in-demand producer, remixer and songwriter formerly under contract with Razor and Tie Music Publishing[2] for whom he has cowritten songs for artists including Vanessa Daou and Little Boots, as well as the song "If That's Love" (co-written with Jesse Owen Astin and Bonnie McKee), which was featured on the CSI: Miami episode, "Show Stopper".[3]

His 2012 full-length album "The Last Seduction"[4] was released on Manimal Vinyl[5][6] and featured songs about his friends[7] Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake.[8] The album received strong[9] reviews[10] and made it to several "best of 2012"[11] lists,[12] including that of Duran Duran's John Taylor.[13] He is also a co-founder of the MP3 blog Disco Workout.

In 2013 he began releasing an series of unofficial remixes using "(mostly) only original multitrack stems"[14] for a number of famous songs including Eagles' "Hotel California", Duran Duran's "Girls on Film" and many more.

Luxxury discography[edit]

  • The Drunk EP (2004) Nolita Records
  • The Dirty Girls (Need Love Too) EP (2004) Nolita Records
  • Rock and Roll (is Evil) (2006) Razor & Tie/Nolita Records
  • Sweet and Vicious: The Remixes (2007) Nolita Records
  • The Last Seduction (2012) Manimal Vinyl[15]
  • Luxxury Edits Vol. 1 (2014) Exxpensive Sounding Music

Remixes & Re-edits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colin, Chris (June 24, 2008). "For every Britney and Lindsay". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. ^ Paoletta, Michael (July 7, 2007). "MAKING THE BRAND: MORE THAN MEETS THE EAR". Blllboard. p. 14. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Show Stopper – CSI: Miami". TV.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "All Music Guide review of "The Last Seduction"". Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Baron von Luxxury profile at Manimal Vinyl". Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Discogs entry for "The Last Seduction"". Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Baron Von Luxxury on His Friends' Double-Suicide, Five Years Later". LA Weekly. 
  8. ^ "Making Sense of a Double Suicide Through Tumblr". Buzzfeed. 
  9. ^ "Baron von Luxxury's The Last Seduction". Electronic Rumors. 
  10. ^ "Baron von Luxxury's Sci-Fi Glass Candy Video". Spin. 
  11. ^ "Best Albums of 2012". The Pop Sucker. 
  12. ^ "Top 20 Albums of 2012". Electronic Rumors. 
  13. ^ "Duran Duran names Baron von Luxxury's song "The Lovely Theresa" among his top 20 songs of 2012". 
  14. ^ Karp, Hannah (July 10, 2014). "Classic Song 'Stems' Inspire Remixes". The Wall Street Journal. 
  15. ^ Weiss, Jeff (December 7, 2011). "Premiere: Baron Von Luxxury's 'Rosebud Was the Name of His Sled'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 

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