Public Works Presents:
+ LUXXURY (DJ SET- Los Angeles)
++ Mancub (Space Cowboys) warming it up.
main room (Funktion One Sound)
visuals by allofitnow!
The SCUMFROG bio
25 years after his first DJ gig, and 10 years since his first successful album, Jesse Houk aka The Scumfrog continues to do exactly what he feels like doing; recording his most personal album to date “In Case We’re All Still Here”. Going back to his roots of psychedelic and deep influences, mixed with a wink at sci-fi and a deep understanding of what makes a solid underground groove, Jesse teams up with Armada Music for a journey into Deep House and Tech House. Beside his widely acclaimed song with Sting “If I Ever Lose My Faith”, the album features collaborations with Static Revenger, Vince Elliott, Vassy, and Christian Burns, while other tracks on the album contain Jesse’s own signature vocals.
Not particularly inspired by the commercial side effects of the recent EDM explosion, The Scumfrog decided to retreat to the underground in 2011 with the release of “A Place Where We Belong” on his Facebook page; a project that spawned singles on prestigious labels like 1605, Floorplay, Inkfish, and Armada. He restricted his live shows strictly to venues that prioritize music and sound before bottle service and bachelorette parties, further reflecting his strong commitment to underground sounds, and to making a connection with people that share his love and vast knowledge of music.
Prior to his renewed alliance with the underground, The Scumfrog was mostly known for his award winning stripped-down remixes of artists like Missy Elliott, New Order, Kylie Minogue, and Annie Lennox, and his collaborations writing/producing techno oriented works with David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper. And now, with his Sting project "If I Ever Lose My Faith," The Scumfrog strongly displays his deep House roots, while still giving mass appeal to the main vocal mix.
As a DJ, The Scumfrog has toured the world many times over, and since 2009 he hosts a weekly radio show/podcast Glam Scum International, showcasing the side of Electronic Dance music that is not for everyone.
San Francisco born, Los Angeles-based producer Blake Robin (aka LUXXURY aka Baron von Luxxury) is constantly seeking the fine line dividing what is cool from what is deeply embarrassing. Recently he has become best known for his LUXXURY edits, dubby disco versions of familar tunes highlighting buried gold in the original multitracks. Launched in July 2013 with Madonna "Vogue (LUXXURY edit)", the ongoing series has become wildly popular and is now up to a dozen titles including LUXXURY edits for "Sound of Silence", "Night Fever" and "Rapture," and the LUXXURY edit of "Hotel California" was tipped to be one of the biggest tracks of the year by Greg Wilson and AOR Disco. The series has enjoyed support from Junior Sanchez, Goldroom and Greg Wilson among others, and DJ demand has been so high that no fewer than four vinyl releases are already slated starting in Spring 2014 including a split with fellow nu-disco editor Late Nite Tuff Guy and a solo release on Razor-N-Tape. In addition to the edit series, LUXXURY (called "The post-post synth pop king" by LA Weekly) has also done remixes for Austra, HEALTH, Glass Candy & TRUST; is a songwriter/producer recently under contract with Razor and Tie; and, as an artist himself called Baron von Luxxury, references Moroder and Steely Dan with equal respect in his original songs. His full-length debut "The Last Seduction" (Manimal Vinyl) was a tribute to his friends Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake, two artists who died within a week of each other. He is currently at work on his follow-up album which says will be an ode to California sunshine and 1970's AM gold. Follow https://soundcloud.com/luxxury
and @luxxury on Twitter.