Blake Robin (aka LUXXURY)


Songwriter and Producer

Blake “LUXXURY” Robin isn’t just “the guy on Tiktok who whispers ✨interpolation✨”; nor is he simply “the guy who almost got sued by Don Henley” for his white label remixes; and he’s definitely not only the writer of songs heard in dozens of film/TV and games including the XBOX Forza series. The Los Angeles based producer, songwriter and musicologist is in fact all of the above.

As a musicologist, Robin is currently working a book about musical borrowing and transformation for Oxford University Press, tentatively titled “How to Steal Music” (OUP, Fall 2025). He also cohosts “One Song”, a weekly SiriusXM radio show with Diallo Riddle every Wednesday at 3pm PST on Kevin Hart’s LOL Channel 96 (also available as a podcast). He can also be seen dissecting pop songs and talking musicology with Rolling Stone, German TV, podcasts and on his own viral videos which have been viewed nearly 100 million times on TikTok (320k followers), Instagram (140k) and Youtube (40k).

On the music making side, LUXXURY makes dance music for adults: raw, funky bass-lines – plucked with grown-man finesse and a mastery of keyboard and synth native only to those who lived through the late ’70s/early ’80s. Dust in the glitter that vibrates in the space between string stabs, bongo slaps, and guitar jabs—even while the steady pulse and astral effects feel beamed in from a more cybernetic future Los Angeles. That’s where the nu-disco wizard born Blake Robin dwells when he isn’t making songs featured on film, TV and gaming (most famously in XBOX’s Forza Horizon 4 and Horizon 5), on the road opening for Giorgio Moroder; leading his live band on late-night TV; remixing live at DJ sets in Mexico City, New York and Berlin.

As a DJ seeding his Dublab radio show/Spotify playlist Good Morning, Disco! with gems that span four decades of groove-first music. In fact, you might’ve first felt his deft touch via his LUXXURY Edit series —where he used the multi-tracks (stems) of classic hits to create dubby slow-disco versions uniquely for his DJ sets—but his original music is no less arresting. LUXXURY’s lifelong love for the craft of disco has seen him release original music and remixes with taste-making dance imprints including Boogie Angst, Kitsuné, Future Disco and Eskimo. Last Call with Carson Daly audiences were treated to luxe live renditions of “Take It Slow” and “Hold On.” SPIN praised the music’s sensuality. Complex said it sounded like Nile Rodgers DJing a rave. The muscular bass-riff driven Be Good 2 Me, a modern update on that 1979 moment when disco went rock ‘n’ roll, was included in Forza Horizon 4 for XBOX. The titles of these tracks, collected on the full length album “It’s Not Funny”, were meant as mantras for Robin, to help him focus on creating his best material. Clearly, it worked. 

LUXXURY’s sound is so distinctive it is in high demand, sampled on in two Splice packs; his methods dissected in a Toolroom Academy masterclass; and his music available for turntable aficionados in over a dozen vinyl 12” records. Most recently he has found global recognition as a public musicologist specializing in musical borrowing, going inside the creative process, breaking down famous songs and explaining the difference between sampling, homage and “interpolation” to millions of viewers, listeners and – soon – readers. With a steady stream of music, live dates and new projects forthcoming, LUXXURY continues to spread his message of creative open-mindedness far and wide.