Disco savants Classixx are hard at work on their sophomore album in Capetown, South Africa, but that didn't stop them from dropping a low-key dance floor burner of a remix on Janet Jackson's 1986 hit "Pleasure Principle." The band's formidable debut album Hanging Gardens helped bring disco back to the dance floor with hits like "Holding On" and "All You're Waiting For." Yet the LA-based duo shined even brighter on remix duties for YACHT, Panama and The Preatures. They continue their remix hot streak with a fresh take on Janet Jackson that is both funky and understated.
Classixx doled out the remix as a Valentine's Day gift to fans eager to hear new material and the track doesn't disappoint. The band takes Shep Pettibone's a capella version of the Janet hit and sprinkles in smooth, sparkly layers of synth, a healthy dose of bass and, for safe measure, some hearty drum machine lines. The result is a perfect song to wind down the night with grinding with a boo (or solo) as Janet belts and purrs over Classixx's silky, polished production.
The Pleasure Principle (Classixx Recovery Mix)