Los Angeles DJ/producer LUXXURY aka Blake Robin continues his streak of quality disco singles with his latest original, the piano-house tinged gem “Pleasure!” Adding new sonic colors to his signature sound (shimmering rhodes, funk bass guitar, balearic beats) are collaborators Zach Robinson (D/A/D) on Rhodes and flute solo, and Becca Schack (Beca) doubling the mimimalist vocal: the song has literally just one, single word.
Robin explains how the song came together: “I dialed up a beat and Zach found these dope, Steely Dan-like chord changes while I played bass, and this awesome track came together in a less than an hour. For vocals I challenged myself to beat the short-but-sweet lyrics kings Daft Punk (‘Around the World’) and Duck Sauce (‘Barbara Streisand’) but it turns out its hard to write a one word song without sounding like a 50’s surf band (“Wipeout!”, “Tequila!”). However as soon as I tried the word ‘Pleasure’, its evocative onomatopoeia worked perfectly and gave the sunny beats some added sexual heft.” To fully flesh out the sensual vibe LUXXURY recruited indie pop songstress (and LUXXURY-produced protegée) Beca to share vocal duties. The result is another dancefloor masterpiece from the West coast don of disco.
ABOUT LUXXURY: In 2013 an unknown LA-based producer started to drop a series of unofficial bootleg remixes on an empty Soundcloud profile. Using only original multitrack stems for a number of famous songs including Eagles' "Hotel California” Duran Duran's "Girl on Film” and many more, they were called "LUXXURY edits” and they immediately caused a sensation in the disco underground. As a result of the attention he received from the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Vice and more he began to get commissioned remix work from artists such as Greg Wilson, Melanie Martinez and Fitz & The Tantrums. In 2016 Luxxury released a series of original singles, formed a live 4 piece band that opened for Giorgio Moroder, Juan Maclean, Kraak & Smaak and appeared on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly; and received coverage from outlets including Majestic Casual, Spin and Complex.