LA’s Disco-Funk Producer Drops “Hold On” Video w/ PopMatters
Late Night TV Debut On NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, 3/28
Hold On / Take It Slow Single Package Out Now via Deep&Disco
Photo Credit: Eli Green
“Hold On” is a sleek track that sounds like a late ’70s vision of the future, eyes crusted with glitter and shiny with narcotics, teetering on the brink of nihilism even though it exhorts listeners to keep going.”
– Impose Magazine
“Los Angeles artist-producer Baron Von Luxxury has amassed fans this year… “
– The Wall Street Journal
“savvy producer and controversial edit merchant …”
– Resident Advisor
“He called himself Luxxury because he wanted to make music that simultaneously borrowed elements of high and low art, creating a hybrid that might (and did) confuse people.”
– The Los Angeles Times
Blake Robin aka LUXXURY aka Baron von Luxxury has been making waves in the DJ/producer disco community over the past two years. Cutting his teeth with his controversial Luxxury edits (as spun by DJ Harvey, Greg Wilson etc), his new, original Hold On / Take It Slow single package is out now via Deep&Disco (JKriv of Escort’s label).
The new songs are heavily steeped in classic West Coast sunshine and vintage disco vibes. 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. Marking their national TV debut, Luxxury’s premiere live band performance will air on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, March 28 at 1:25am/12:35amCT. Today, the shrewd beatmaker is thrilled the share the video for “Hold On” premiered with PopMatters today.
Luxxury was personally selected by Duran Duran’s bassist and co-founder John Taylor to cover “Planet Earth”. His “Hotel California” edit was a runaway smash, instantly attracting nearly 300,000+ Soundcloud listens and a great deal of press including a front page piece by the Wall Street Journal. “Hotel California” was later taken down everywhere due to a major internet kerfuffle, which served only to boost Luxxury’s profile and add to his mystique. He received immediate support from Greg Wilson, Psychemagik, Ursula 1000, Junior Sanchez, Goldroom and hundreds more.