The latest in Baron Von Luxxury’s series of awesome edits come sin the form if this space age slo-mo Disco version of the The Eagles’ Hotel California. Following some slick work on tracks from the likes of Madonna, David Bowie and Bee Gees, Luxxury seems to have picks a song he hates, just for chuckles. You gotta’ hear his own words: “That’s right. I made fucking Hotel California (one of the most irritating songs of all time) by the fucking Eagles (one of the most arrogantly bloated bands of all time)…I was able to take out some of the more annoying hippie shit and replace it with some fucking vocoders and Moroder-y synth bass.”. Can’t argue with that.
Luxxury turns in a brooding, relentless track. Pairing up a slow, plodding Funk with ominous overtones as he builds a creeping synth dread the Baron vocodes the vocal track to otherworldly levels. The kind of track you could quite easily find yourself accidently lost in on the dancefloor, it’s no surprise that DJs like the legendary Greg Wilson are already spinning this hard. Cosmic Disco fantasy at it’s best, at only 82 BPM, this reMix can soundtrack your grooviest nightmares.
LA DiscoPopper Baron Von Luxxury has been steadily releasing some of the bestedits around over the past few months, his Madonna and David Bowie edits being the standouts so far. The latest in this line of floorfillers comes in the form of an enigmatic edit of Bee Gees’ 1978 hit Night Fever.
This tune kinda’ goes beyond the remit of an edit, not even a reMix, Luxxury’s edit is a radical reworking of the song. Morphing the track into a slo-mo, brooding, Nu-Disco epic. Haunting and mysterious, the tune retains the original’s groove, it was edited from the original multitrack stems, but recreates the strings and bassline as an ominous midnight soundtrack. Spooky Disco anyone?
LA DiscoPopper Baron Von Luxxury continues his Luxxury Edits series with this slick rendition of David Bowie’s 1975 hit Golden Years. The track is ripe for a Disco edit with it’s infectious little hook and after Luxxury’s edits of Madonna’s Vogue amongst others we reckon he’s the man for the job,
Luxxury works that riff to it’s fullest. Being true to an edit, he doesn’t add much to the mix, just a simple kick to keep the crowd moving, then manipulates the original, keeping what works on the dancefloor, stripping what doesn’t, washing the track in effects, until the end result is a hypnotic, swirling, slice of poolside Disco.
Put together using “only bits from the original multitrack stems” LA DiscoPop genius Baron Von Luxxury has put together an epic, dancefloor targeted edit of Madonna’s classic 1990 ode to the Harlem gay House scene, Vogue. And it is pretty stunning.
If you’ve ever heard Vogue and thought ‘man, that’s a good groove’ then this tune is for you. Stretching that instantly recognisable House hook out into a six minute dancefloor trip, Luxxury drops fresh beats, and vocal snatches over the deep Chicago-esque hook. The vocals are, for the most part, modulated to fit the new vibe and the whole track ends up a storming deep retro House tune that would slot perfectly into and cotemporary House set. Download this one for free now.
Blake Robin A.K.A.Baron Von Luxxury has been creeping around, injecting classic sounding tracks and reMixes into out consciousness for a while now and this week saw the release of his new album, ‘The Last Seduction’. Be warned, it’s ElectroPop gold!
The album seems like, I don’t mind saying, the perfect meeting of Nu-Disco and ‘80’s SynthPop, from the opening track, the Moroder stylings of ‘The Lovely Theresa’, it’s all cosmic Disco grooves and big ‘80’s choruses. there is something so addictive in the Baron’s mastery of both Funky dancefloor grooves and what can only be described as big, classic, Pop hooks. The album ranges from The Human League-esque straight-up SynthPop such as ‘Alice Underground’ to floor shaking Disco groovers like the title track. He’s roped in some help too Keenhouse contributes synth work and production here and there and returning the favour for his reMix of ‘Meddle’ Little Boots shows up on ‘That Disco Beat’, a big DiscoPop epic. To be honest I can imagine any readers of this site that I wouldn’t recommend this album to!