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Video: Classixx ft. Nancy Whang – “All You’re Waiting For”

Classixx and Urban Outfitters have released the video for “All You’re Waiting For,” featuring Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem living the yacht life with with her own deckhands, puppies and a cameo appearance by Michael and David. The band is also playing UO’s Afterfest after Pitchfork Music Festival on Friday with Chromatics.

RSVP here for the Afterfest Party.

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Tour Alert: The Presets, Dragonette and Classixx

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This May, The Presets and Dragonette come together for an extensive co-headline across North America. Although coming from opposite sides of the world (Australia and Canada respectively), both share recognition globally for their electric live shows – hailed by audiences and critics as infectious, dynamic and irrepressible.

The Presets tour this May in support of their recently released album Pacifica. Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs, Pacifica ventures boldly into new, uncharted musical territories, traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion.

Fresh from US dates with Major Lazer, Dragonette will be showcasing material from their latest long player Bodyparts. From emotion-packed ballads to fist-pumping anthems, Bodyparts fuses heavy-hitting electro rhythms with pulsing beats, and sing-along choruses.

The Presets captured the world’s imagination with their blitzkrieg sophomore Apocalypso. Spawning five hit singles and Triple Platinum sales in Australia, Apocalypso set dizzying new heights for dance music in Australia. The single “My People” is the longest charting Australian single in ARIA chart history. Pacifica is following suit – acclaimed Album of The Year in a dozen Australian publications, and the single “Ghosts” recently awarded Single of the Year (Readers’ Choice) for at the 4th annual Australian Rolling Stone Awards.

Dragonette has also racked up an impressive list of accomplishments in the past year: a JUNO Award win for their hit single “Hello,” a live performance on Good Morning America, and a second JUNO nomination for Dance Recording of the Year for Bodyparts.

The bands will be joined in most markets by acclaimed LA duo, Classixx, performing tracks live from their upcoming debut Hanging Gardens, a svelte selection of impossibly sunny grooves, expertly crafted for road trips, pool parties and dance clubs (All shows except Salt Lake City, Phoenix and San Francisco).

Tour Dates:

05/04 9:30 CLUB  WASHINGTON, DC (THE PRESETS ONLY)*
05/05 UNION TRANSFER  PHILADELPHIA, PA*
05/07 PARADISE ROCK CLUB  BOSTON, MA*
05/08 TERMINAL 5  NEW YORK, NY*
05/09 LE NATIONAL  MONTREAL, QC*
05/10 THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL  TORONTO, ON*
05/12 THE VOGUE THEATRE  INDIANAPOLIS, IN*
05/13 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS, OH*
05/14 MAJESTIC THEATRE  MADISON, WI*
05/15 FIRST AVENUE  MINNEAPOLIS, MN*
05/17 THE GRANADA  LAWRENCE, MO*
05/18 OGDEN THEATRE  DENVER, CO*
05/19 THE DEPOT  SALT LAKE CITY, UT
05/20 MARQUEE THEATRE TEMPE, AZ
05/21 AVALON  LOS ANGELES, CA*
05/24FOX THEATER  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
05/25 MY LIFE EVERY DAY  SAN DIEGO, CA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
05/25 NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL EL PASO, TX (DRAGONETTE ONLY)
05/26 SASQUATCH FESTIVAL  GEORGE, WA (THE PRESETS ONLY)

*with Classixx

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Happy Valenine’s Day!

immaculateselectionClassixx have their valentine for us today in the form of “Immaculate Selections”. Go get your V-Day on with the free 47 minute download!

Download: Classixx – Immaculate Selections

Tracklist:

1. Tangerine Dream – The Dream Is Always The Same
2. Unit Black Flight – Night Raiders
3. Tropics – Give It Up
4. Groundislava – Weekend In The Tropics
5. Human League – Human (Instrumental)
6. —
7. James Welsh – The Way
8. Toro y Moi – Rose Quartz
9. Falty DL – Straight & Arrow
10. Classixx – Holding On (Acapella)/ Aphex Twin – Xtal
11. Madonna – Live To Tell (At Close Range Extended Instrumental)
12. Tiger & Woods – Pitch
13. Mano Le Tough – Take It Back
14. Moony Me – Confused
15. Akufen – Skidoos
16. Presets – It’s Cool
17. Classixx – Borderline
18. Jacques Renault – Back To You (Paradis Remix)
19. Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love
20. Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train

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Highly Anticipated: Debut Album from Classixx

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LA producer/DJ duo Classixx are excited to announce the release of their anticipated debut album, Hanging Gardens on May 14th via Innovative Leisure. Since their breakout 2009 single “I’ll Get Youthe pair have remixed the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Major Lazer, Phoenix, YACHT and Passion Pit among others.

Over the course of the last two years, childhood friends Michael David and Tyler Blake have spent countless hours in the studio with a variety of instruments crafting the 12 pop-infused dance tunes, that would become Hanging Gardens. It features collaborations with Active Child, Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids, Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem (who provides vocals on pop gem “All You’re Waiting For”), and, of course, Lady Gaga songwriter Jeppe on “I’ll Get You”. This debut packs airy tracks with touches of the Pacific coast that are destined to become summer anthems.

Hanging Gardens Tracklist
  1. Hanging Gardens
  2. All You’re Waiting For
  3. Holding On
  4. Rhythm Santa Clara
  5. Dominoes
  6. A Fax From The Beach
  7. Long Lost
  8. A Stranger Love
  9. I’ll Get You
  10. Supernature
  11. Jozi’s Fire
  12. Borderline

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Snoop Dogg To Headline 2nd Annual Pacific Festival

Steve Aoki and Pacific Festival Entertainment are pleased to announce the addition of Snoop Dogg as the official festival headliner to the 2nd annual Pacific Festival: OC which will be held on August 13 (10am – 12am).  The festival will be held at the picturesque Oak Canyon Ranch near Irvine Lake in Silverado, CA.  Tickets are now on sale at www.pacificfestival.com.

The 2nd Annual Summer Festival is set to be Southern California’s premiere event for fun in the sun and FILTERMagazine.com has already placed Pacific Festival: OC in their “Top Five Most Anticipated Summer Festivals” list. With such a strong lineup,the renowned KCRW and both LA/OC Weekly have recently jumped on board as official media sponsors for the festival.  This year’s event will be offering entertainment from over 50 live acts and DJs from around the world.  Artists scheduled to appear include:  SNOOP DOGG, CUT COPY, STEVE AOKI, CALVIN HARRIS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), PHANTOGRAM, TORO Y MOI, BAG RAIDERS, ZEDS DEAD, THE TWELVES, CLASSIXX, FRED FALKE, AFROMAN, ZOOT WOMAN, THE GROWLERS, HANNI EL KHATIB, JACQUES RENAULT, BIRD PETERSON, SUPERHUMANOIDS, POOLSIDE, AUTOEROTIQUE, ALI LOVE, DANGEROUS DAN & GUS DA HOODRAT (BANG GANG DEEJAYS), MR. WHITE, THE C90S, JUSTIN MILLER, COSMIC KIDS, THEM JEANS, POSSO, DAN SENA, AMERICAN ROYALTY, FIFINASTY, KEDD COOK, WISHENGRAD, FRANKIE WILDE, BONES, G.L.O.V.E.S., GUNS IN THE SUN DEEJAYS, STEFFI GRAF, BRADY MILLER, MORGAN COLLETT, CASSETTE, BRAZZABELLE, ISAIAH MARTIN, TROPICOOL & MO: ROCKIN with more to be announced each week.

The event has been designed as music festival for a wide range of genres and offers the finest amenities and production for attendees.  Both VIP and VIP Hosted Bartickets will be available for guests looking for a first class experience.  For those participating in the VIP Hosted Bar,hospitality and cabana services courtesy of Voyeur Nightclub and Chosen Hospitality Group will be available.  To add to the all around experience, Pacific Festival: OC has paired with the Hyatt Regency Irvine located only minutes away from all the festival action. The Hyatt Regency Irvine will be offering room discounts for festival attendees as well as a park and ride shuttle service.  Furthermore, Roaming Hunger will be hand picking a variety of Southern California’s best food trucks to ensure attendees have a plethora of exciting local fare throughout the event.

Pacific Festival: OC has specifically been curated to entertain attendees from morning to night and with Red Bull on board as an official sponsor, the festival is sure to keep the energy level high.   Co-hosted by Steve Aoki and world-renowned celebrity photographer, The Cobra Snake, Pacific Festival: OC will also be catering to your visual senses with art installations, which will include the legendary Shagadelica double decker bus from Burning Man. In addition, Pacific Festival: OC believes it is important to give back to the community and has paired with Surfrider to donate one dollar from every ticket sold to help protect California’s coastline.

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Pacific Festival:OC

Steve Aoki and Pacific Festival Entertainment are pleased to present the 2nd annual Pacific Festival: OC, which will be held on August 13 (11 a.m.–12 a.m.). The star-studded event will be held at Oak Canyon Ranch near Irvine Lake in Orange County, CA. Early-bird presale tickets are on sale now at www.pacificfestival.com

Pacific Festival Entertainment is the vision of two groups of longtime friends with a combined 40 years of experience in music and event production. Steve Aoki, world-renowned DJ and founder of Dim Mak Records, and Mike Tunney, founder of Collaborative Media, have been friends for over 25 years, growing up together in Newport Beach. As their first business venture, Aoki and Tunney wanted to create a new music and arts festival for the Orange County community. With a keen vision to produce first-class live entertainment experiences, the two friends joined
forces to create Pacific Festival Entertainment alongside Kelson Berkus and Orange County-native Justin Ruiz.

“The idea was to produce an event that connects culture with community; art with music; and entertainment with philanthropy in our backyard of Orange County,” says Steve Aoki, one of the festival’s founding partners. “We wanted to establish a premium music and arts festival, and have organized a large collective of seasoned event producers, artists, friends and musicians.”

Last year, Governor Schwarzenegger endorsed DEEJAY DC’s successful Guinness Book of World Records attempt at Pacific Festival: OC for the world longest DJ set—spanning 121 consecutive hours. “This is a quite an endeavor you’re about to undertake, one that could not happen without your determined efforts and skills. As a former professional athlete, I know the tremendous amount of preparation it takes to become a winner, and I applaud your dedication to making your goals a reality,” wrote Governor Schwarzenegger in a letter of support written to Deejay DC.

Pacific Festival: OC will showcase over 30 of independent music’s most talented live acts and DJs from around the world across four premium soundstages at an incredible, picturesque lakeside venue within the heart of Orange County. Pacific Festival: OC is pleased to announce the first round of performers which include: CUT COPY, STEVE AOKI, CALVIN HARRIS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), PHANTOGRAM, TORO Y MOI, CLASSIXX, AFROMAN, ZOOT WOMAN, THE TWELVES, FRED FALKE, THE GROWLERS, HANNI EL KHATIB, SUPERHUMANOIDS, AMERICAN ROYALTY, JUSTIN MILLER, THE C90S and KEDD COOK (more artists to be announced each week). “The festival has a good mix of genres, not covering just dance music or just indie rock like so many new festivals,” states Golden Bloggen about last year’s launch.

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Groove Armada – Paper Romance (Classixx Version)

Prolific remixer Classixx has produced a light and playful remix of Groove Armada’s Black Light highlight “Paper Romance,” replacing the hard four-to-the-floor of the original track with bubbling synths, softly skittering drums, and delicate, swooning guitars that bring out the passionate vocal takes from SaintSavior and Fenech-Soler. 

Click here for a free download!

And guess what other remix I’ll be sharing with you soon? DAN DEACON’S remix, that’s who! Whoooo!!!

Also, here’s some upcoming tour dates for Groove Armada:

03/19: San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
03/20: San Bernardino, CA @ NOS Events Center  (DJ Set)
03/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
03/22: Los Angeles, CA @ KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic
03/24: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03/26: Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival

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