pluko Ushers in Summer with Class XIX Mixtape


Rising star pluko returns with his Class XIX mixtape in celebration of both his 19th birthday and high school graduation!

After wowing listeners with his debut album dubbed sixteen, Sam Martinsen aka pluko is back with another exciting project, Class XIX. In fact, it was a big day in Sam’s life – not only did he release the mixtape, but it’s also was his birthday AND high school graduation. Congrats and happy birthday Sam!

Class XIX features eight tracks, all of which were entirely written, produced, mixed, and mastered by pluko himself. An impressive feat for anyone, not to mention someone who only made their official debut last year. After listening to sixteen and actually getting the chance to chat with pluko ourselves last year at HARD Summer, it’s clear how he essentially went from bedroom producer to mainstage artist overnight. Compared to the likes of Flume and Odesza, pluko’s future burns bright and we can’t wait to see what else this young producer has in store!

Give the full mixtape a listen below on Spotify or your preferred platform, and read on for some of our favorite tracks!

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After one listen, some instant favorites that stand out are “space coupe”, “splendid morning”, and “i want you”.

“space coupe” is brilliantly named, comprised of a drop that gives off serious Space Mountain vibes. You’re going to want to customize your alarm to play “splendid morning” when you wake up because it’s just that pleasant of a track. Full of light dings and ethereal-sounding loops, it literally sounds as though you stepped into an enchanted forest. Okay, clearly I’m really riding this Disney analogy train.

“i want you” presents pluko’s slightly darker side and has a slower build but once it gets to where it’s going, it’s absolutely stunning and truly showcases his diversity as a producer and artist.

Overall, the mixtape is a light and airy collection of tracks that are, as pluko puts it, “how the body feels in the sun.” The perfect soundtrack for lounging by the pool, we can’t wait to have Class XIX on repeat all summer long!

pluko – Class XIX – Tracklist:

  1. whodoyouthinkyouare?
  2. ily
  3. space coupe
  4. hyperfunkk
  5. splendid morning
  6. splendid evening
  7. i want you
  8. mind food (everything)

Class XIX Pluko mixtape

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Sydney attributes her love for music from her mom, who insisted on playing The Foo Fighters and The White Stripes rather than Kiss FM whenever she drove carpool and agreed to allow Sydney to attend Coachella in the eighth grade as long as she could go with her. That first festival only greater affirmed Sydney’s passion for the scene, but it was not until 2013 when she attended Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour concert in Los Angeles that she discovered electronic music. She was hooked instantly and has since attended a total of 23 festivals, with countless concerts in between. Sydney’s favorite artists include RL Grime, Jauz, Jai Wolf, Louis The Child, Slander, Bearson and Big Gigantic but she is constantly on the look out for new music and artists to dance to. When she’s not scouring the internet for new tracks or grooving at a concert, Sydney studies Journalism and Biology full-time at the University of Oregon.

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