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Highly skilled as DJs, Los Angeles indie dance duo Classixx place more of an emphasis on classic pop songwriting, fusing elements of Italian house, disco, funk, new wave, and other styles. Michael David and Tyler Blake formed the production duo in Los Angeles in 2005, initially under the name Young Americans. Friends since childhood, David had previously worked as a session guitarist and Blake had just finished music school when, in their early twenties, they decided to make electronic music together. The pair started playing house parties and remixing artists, focusing on indie rock (including Kill Hannah and Hellogoodbye). The duo changed their name to Classixx in 2008, debuting with a self-titled EP. Soon after, the single "I'll Get You" (featuring Jeppe of Junior Senior) appeared on Kitsuné Music, in addition to remixes of songs by Phoenix, Fischerspooner, Yacht, Holy Ghost!, and numerous others. In 2010, they produced Mayer Hawthorne's "No Strings." Signing to the Mountain Dew-funded Green Label Sound, the single "Into the Valley" was released in 2011. Two years later their debut full-length, Hanging Gardens, appeared on Innovative Leisure. Including "I'll Get You" in addition to songs featuring Active Child and LCD Soundsystem/the Juan MacLean's Nancy Whang, the album was critically acclaimed, and the duo became a popular touring act. Classixx's next album featured a wide range of guest vocalists, including Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos, De Luxe, Isles, Harriet Brown, and T-Pain. Faraway Reach was released in June of 2016. ~ Jason Lymangrover & Paul Simpson