So as has become the habit for me recently, I’m a little late to something brilliant. But it’s fashionably late, a well-timed lateness. For those overseas readers, the UK has been hit by a sweltering heatwave, and just in the nick of time, I’ve found my summer album. We all have them. Last year was probably Passion Pit, and the balaeric beast of a summer album from Delorean the year before. Well this year, it’s Classixx.
The L.A. production duo only released their debut LP Hanging Gardens at the end of May. But everything about it screams summer. From the 80s Olympic- pastiche album art, to the warming house-funk vibe of the record itself.
The standout single ‘Holding On’ recalls the likes of !!!, Daft Punk in their Discovery era, and a little of Roger Sanchez. So share in my summer (minus some inevitable sunburn) and make this your summer album.