So this is what happens when you drop out of music school. Success. And lots of it.
At least that's what happened to Tyler Blake, who attended the prestigious Berklee School of Music before hooking up with childhood friend Michael David to start a DJ duo in the suburbs of Los Angeles. The pair became known as Classixx, and together they began to create a new sound for the west coast Electronic Music scene.
Thanks to Classixx, what was dominating dance floors became old hat, yielding to their blend of indie rock, new wave, funk, house and more. Not to mention the fact they were mixing for artists like Phoenix, Holy Ghost, Ladyhawke, Groove Armada, Drop the Lime and many more. The Classixx name caught on like wildfire, and Classixx became the 'IT thing' in DJ sets all around the world.
No doubt, from Classixx's debut hit single, 'I'll Get You" featuring Jeppe (Junior Senior) back in the summer of 2009, to the release of their debut album "Hanging Gardens," in 2013, the trajectory continues upward for Blake and David.
If you've taken a peak at major festival lineups for 2014, Classixx is in the mix for most of them. They'll play SXSW (March 13) and Bonnaroo (June 12-15th), with the latter date coming after Classixx wraps up early dates on their very first headlining tour this March. The trek starts in Madison, Wisconsin at Majestic and wraps on the 29th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at SAT. The tour has been dubbed the "Hanging Gardens Tour" after their studio album.
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