Review: When we first reviewed Luxxury's "Feel The Night" back in February, we hailed the original version - a cheery chunk of high-grade disco-pop with sing-along potential - but wondered why there were no remixes or alternate versions. It turns out that the L.A producer was saving them for this expanded reissue. He provides an extended, extra loved-up remix that sits somewhere between tactile nu-disco and vintage Daft Punk, as well as an Instrumental Dub for those who wish to revel in his fine Clavinet, synthesizer and electric bass playing. Best of all, though, is the rework by Ghosts of Venice (AKA producer Lee Dunn), who strips back the synths, instead focusing on the elastic bassline, vocals, and dubbed-out disco drums.
Review: When it comes to crafting tasty, radio-friendly disco-pop, Luxxury is a true master. His productions bristle with authentic, disco-era instrumentation, slick vocals, and the kind of hooks that will worm their way into your subconscious and remain there for months afterwards. "Feel The Night", the Los Angeles-based producer's first single of 2017, ticks all of these boxes. It boasts a strong, sing-along chorus, sharp string stabs, and some killer instrumentation from his regular backing band (think rubbery electric bass, hustling Clavinet lines, rich synth chords, and so on). It would have been nice to see the original version accompanied by some tasty, club-friendly dubs and remixes, but they may follow at a later date.
Review: Album number three from Luxxury here. But where their 2006 debut was an electro/indie-dance affair and 2014's 'Luxxury Edits' compiled a load of the hazy, dropped-tempo re-edits they're best known for, 'It's Not Funny' finds them turning in 10 tracks that operate in Nang-esque nu-disco territory... complete with all the glistening 80s pop sheen, analogue synth sounds and yacht rock-ish overtones that description implies! There's nothing especially innovative or ground-breaking going on but fans of the style will find much to enjoy here (even if the falsetto vox can get a little relentless), with standouts including the dreamy, mid-paced 'Hold On' and Scissor Sisters-esque closer 'I Wanna Be Everything'.
Review: Los Angeles based XX Edits presents 'by special request' some hard to find, thoroughly 'luxxurious' reworks of classic tracks, finally available for fine fellows and females. Includes dancefloor heaters as well as a few mellow mood lighting moments, 'perfect for sunrises, sunsets, or sunless sundays with your son.' If you're feeling blue on monday you could try the neon-lit wonders of "How Does It Feel", the lo-slung sexiness of "Eater Of Men" (no guesses what they've spliced up here!), an oldie but a goodie with an unmistakable bassline on "Rap Chore: Be Pure" and likewise a clever take on some of rock'n'roll's finest on "Stevie Loves 2 Love U" which channels those near esoteric moments much like modern edit heroes Psychemagik are known to do. Headed up by DJ Luxxury aka Blake Robin, we'd highly recommend checking out the previous editions in the series not to mention his renowned DJ sets.