Classixx – “I Feel Numb” (Feat. Holy Ghost!’s Alex Frankel) (Stereogum Premiere)

In the latest song from the powerhouse LA duo Classixx, the DJs take us back to the golden days of electronic music, crafting a wildly excitable disco track fit for any dancefloor. “I Feel Numb,” from Classixx’s upcoming sophomore album Faraway Reach, begins slowly with a wash of atmospheric synthesizers, as if they’re trying to make room on the dancefloor before a rush of bodies hits once the beat picks up. Shortly thereafter, Holy Ghost! singer and deli entrepreneur Alex Frankel chimes in with a hypnotic vocal over underlying bass and a twinkling keyboard rhythm, giving your hips something to groove to. Then suddenly, the track is encapsulated in an intricate, flirtatious wave of synthetic and filtered sounds that fuse together into a danceable, modern disco track. As Frankel sings about the feeling of numbness returning in his life, it is inevitable that you engage in a sort of numbness, too, and lose yourself in Classixx’s sound.

Frankel shared some background on the collaboration:

I knew I wanted to work with Mike and Tyler as soon as I met them in 2008. Soon after, Mike and I worked at his apartment and came up with a basic idea for a song, “I feel numb.” So many years later, we finally got around to finishing it last summer at their studio in LA. Good things take time? I hope so. It’s a really fun song and it makes me happy. Thrilled to finally be on a record with my very close, talented friends Classixx.

Listen below.

Faraway Reach is out 6/3 via Innovative Leisure. Pre-order it here.