The beat-making beach boys Classixx crammed all the poolside panache and warm-weather vibes of SoCal into one delightful debut, Hanging Gardens.
Since their 2009 debut single I’ll Get You, nu-disco fans have been waiting patiently, feeding on little more than a few remixes and sparse releases like Holding On from February, for the duo of Michael David and Tyler Blake to surrender their sultry sounds en masse. Finally sated, fans have 12 tracks of instant Classixx to feast on just in time for summer.
Hanging Gardens kicks off with its namesake track, featuring a drawn-out intro packed with echoed pads eventually joined by a very West Coast synth line to set the tone for the album and ready the mood for the sexy, strutting All You’re Waiting For caressed by the sweet vocals of Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem fame. Pick up the tune for free here.
After the endlessly groovy Holding On and throwback Chicago house number Rhythm Santa Clara, Hanging Gardens simmers into a more mellow mood with tunes like Supernature, Fax From The Beach, and Long Lost, which has an undeniably ’80s feel to it.
Although the lead tracks are vocal-based, the album is otherwise instrumental and an all-around solid collection of summer tunes by which to dance your ass off or make out by the pool. Pick up your copy here.