Luxxury

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Luxxury
Birth name Blake Robin
Origin US
Genres Disco,Synthpop
Occupation(s) DJ, musician, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, turntables
Years active 2003–present
Labels Manimal Vinyl, Deep&Disco, Super Weird Substance, Atlantic Records, Reinhardt Records, Razor & Tie, RCRD LBL, IAMSOUND
Associated acts Baron Von Luxxury
Website luxxury.com

Luxxury (birth name Blake Robin),[1] formerly known as Baron von Luxxury ,[2] is an American producer, songwriter, DJ and artist. 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 a touring DJ as well as being an in-demand producer, remixer and songwriter formerly under contract with Razor and Tie Music Publishing[3] 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".[4] He was also a co-founder of the now defunct MP3 blog Disco Workout. Luxxury's 2012 full-length album "The Last Seduction"[5] was released on Manimal Vinyl[6][7] and featured songs about his friends[8] Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake.[9] The album received strong[10] reviews[11] and made it to several "best of 2012"[12] lists,[13] including that of Duran Duran's John Taylor.[14] In 2013 he began releasing an series of unofficial remixes called "LUXXURY Edits" using "(mostly) only original multitrack stems"[15] for a number of famous songs including Eagles' "Hotel California",[16] Duran Duran's "Girls on Film" and many more. As a result of the attention received he began to get commissioned remix work from artists including Greg Wilson, Melanie Martinez, Slow Knights and others. A new as-yet untitled album of originals moving away from "the synths and Moroder-y stuff from my earlier records" to "1979-style Rhodes piano, funky bass, vintage sounding beats and dreamy floaty vocals: Bee Gees meets Todd Terje" was announced in late 2015;[17] the first single "Take it Slow" premiered on January 19, 2016. [18]

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[19]
  • Luxxury Edits Vol. 1 (2014) Exxpensive Sounding Music
  • Hold On/Take it Slow (2016) Deep&Disco

Remixes & Re-edits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colin, Chris (June 24, 2008). "For every Britney and Lindsay". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. ^ Parvini, Sarah (December 14, 2014). "Musician Blake Robin creates his own life of Luxxury". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ Paoletta, Michael (July 7, 2007). "MAKING THE BRAND: MORE THAN MEETS THE EAR". Blllboard. p. 14. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Show Stopper – CSI: Miami". TV.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "All Music Guide review of "The Last Seduction"". Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Baron von Luxxury profile at Manimal Vinyl". Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Discogs entry for "The Last Seduction"". Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Baron Von Luxxury on His Friends' Double-Suicide, Five Years Later". LA Weekly. 
  9. ^ "Making Sense of a Double Suicide Through Tumblr". Buzzfeed. 
  10. ^ "Baron von Luxxury's The Last Seduction". Electronic Rumors. 
  11. ^ "Baron von Luxxury's Sci-Fi Glass Candy Video". Spin. 
  12. ^ "Best Albums of 2012". The Pop Sucker. 
  13. ^ "Top 20 Albums of 2012". Electronic Rumors. 
  14. ^ "Duran Duran names Baron von Luxxury's song "The Lovely Theresa" among his top 20 songs of 2012". 
  15. ^ Karp, Hannah (July 10, 2014). "Classic Song 'Stems' Inspire Remixes". The Wall Street Journal. 
  16. ^ Ray, Josh (May 12, 2015). "Luxxury Talks". The Ransom Note. 
  17. ^ Magnier, David (August 2015). "Luxxury – House of Disco Guestmix". House of Disco. 
  18. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (January 2016). "LUXXURY Soundtrack a Couple’s Lazy Day in ‘Take it Slow’ Video". SPIN Magazine. 
  19. ^ 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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