Written by Nik Crossman //
With their influences ranging from old-school R&B to Paul Simon, the DJ duo made up of Kyle Blake and Michael David got their stage name Classixx from a shared appreciation for classic compilations of different music.
These childhood friends from Los Angeles separated after high school when Blake pursued his own music career touring as a bassist while David attended Boston’s Berklee College of Music. In 2005, Blake left his band and David dropped out of school to begin making music together under the moniker Classixx and quickly became a prominent part of LA’s modern electronic movement.
With their blend of disco, funk, house and indie rock, Classixx were a welcomed change from the high-tuned electro sounds that were dominating the EDM scene at the time. Their remixes quickly gained praise from Pitchfork, who wrote how the duo gave Phoenix’s “Lisztomania” a “gorgeously pillowy synth-disco framework,” while the Los Angeles Times called their work “pure disco cotton candy.”
This Saturday, two more electronic music duos — Satin Jackets and California Casual — will set the stage in SF before Classixx share an exceptionally smooth evening of funk, new wave and disco tunes with the audience at Mezzanine. Tickets are available for $25, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.
Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.
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• Refused: May 26th (THUR) @ The Fillmore
• Big Black Delta: May 26th (THUR) @ Great American Music Hall
• Son Little: May 26th (THUR) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Particle: May 26th (THUR) @ The Chapel
• Loudpvck: May 27th (FRI) @ 1015 Folsom
• Travis Hayes: May 27th (FRI) @ Great American Music Hall
• Moving Units: May 28th (SAT) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Ginuwine: May 29th (SUN) @ Mezzanine
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