By: Fiona Hannigan De Lux, as glistening as their name implies, is the Los Angeles-based duo of “multi-instrumentalists” Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco. Their well-crafted music is at home amongst the likes of Classixx and Rhye on the label Innovative Leisure. They skillfully weave dance-worthy tunes full of bright, catchy synth, and funky, calculated bass. Paying homage to classic disco, and the music inspired by it, De Lux sounds at times like a modernized hybrid of Chic and the Talking Heads. Not surprisingly, Guerin and Franco also grew up listening to LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip.
But these two are not just emulating a style of post-disco dance-punk. They are masters of their craft, creating dizzying, layered melodies and grooves. They record everything on the first take, but you’d hardly know except for their music’s boldness and vivacity. This is disco meant to be played live, and you won’t want to miss it. De Lux closes down Friday night (March 27) at the Apes on Tape showcase at 7pm.
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