Classixx with MANICS and DJ Dials
Like a balmy breeze from a world of endless summer, Classixx are back with Faraway Reach, a buoyant follow-up to their 2013 debut -- something to cruise to with the top down, from festival fields to the beach, from the dance floor to the shotgun seat. Faraway Reach casts Classixx's young-but-nostalgic melodies and sublime chords in a more mature, restrained light, albeit no less lively and bright. Establishing themselves as producers of note on their debut LP (Pitchfork called them "great songwriters, too"), Faraway Reach delivers powerfully smooth and soulful jewels that are still decidedly their own -- the Classixx signature is one that can't be traced. Their love of plaintive voices and disco-inspired grooves is as evident as ever, but this time around everything is a bit bolder, the cast is bigger, the melodies distilled into a higher potency -- it's all just as good, but better. The album traverses locales, vocalists and inspirations. It's a fitting movement for the duo, from Venice beach to the mountains of South Africa and everywhere in between -- a Faraway Reach.
DJ Dials is a versatile DJ/producer; beloved promoter; tastemaker of San Francisco’s music culture; and talented multi-faceted visual artist. His extensive music background and deep knowledge of hip hop, house, disco, jazz, and even rock music, make him a DJ capable of playing music appropriate for any occasion; but his passion lies in intelligent beat making, and underground music with an original sound, regardless of genre. Though quintessential promoter life leaves little time for his DJ artistry, Dials has recently been playing more house and disco. He describes his latest mix "Ski Mix" as “a chill-out house set to enjoy on a crisp, beautiful spring morning while sipping Folgers from your craft cup."
420 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102