CLASSIXX RELEASE ‘ONE MORE SONG’ FEAT. ROOSEVELT
A WELCOME ANTIDOTE TO THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES
OUT NOW VIA INNOVATIVE LEISURE
Classixx have teamed up with German producer Roosevelt on new single ‘One More Song,’ out now via Innovative Leisure .
Following last years ‘Love Me No More,’ the LA duo return with a breezy, upbeat track, urging us to beat the melancholy and reminding us to ‘hold on’.
Continuing to show a knack for choosing kindred-spirit collaborators, the pair’s lush tropical house sounds provide the perfect backdrop for Roosevelt’s whimsical croon, a welcome antidote to these uncertain times.
They had this to say on it: ‘We’ve been big fans of Roosevelt for years now and I think we align on the importance of feel-good dance music as a form of expression. The song started the way a lot of our collaborations do, which is entirely different than the final production. We sent an original demo that Roosevelt wrote to and then we built a brand new framework around his vocal. The drums are pretty compressed and there is a live bass pass inspired by Louis Johnson. Most of the keys were done on our Juno 106.’
Classixx Cutting their teeth on post-punk and jazz before house and disco, LA natives and lifelong best friends Michael David and Tyler Blake have pretty much been on the road non-stop since the release of their exuberant 2009 single ‘I’ll Get You.’ While touring as a DJ duo, Classixx bolstered their profile with scintillating remixes for the likes of Phoenix, Holy Ghost and Major Lazer, and as fans clamoured for more from the duo, they delivered their deceptively simple and acclaimed debut ‘Hanging Gardens.’
The pair then continued to make waves on tour, while recording their uncompromisingly sunny follow up, 2016’s Faraway Reach, casting their young-but-nostalgic melodies and sublime chords in a more mature, restrained light.
In contrast to his 2016 self-titled debut, Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt’s highly anticipated and ambitious follow-up ‘Young Romance’ was written in 6 months. It was the German producer breaking free from the dancefloor and effortlessly bridging the gap between synth-pop electronica and guitar-led indie. Balancing escapism and wistfulness in equal measure, it saw Lauber boldly stepping out of the shadows and asserting his place in the upper echelons of guitar and synth-pop royalty.
‘One More Song’ is charged with shimmering layers of groove-based instrumentation and jubilant melodies.
The track’s infectious energy will have you dancing off the feeling of dread, and if it helps you forget your worries for a moment, then who can argue with that?