Now that Richard Simmons has mysteriously dropped out of the public eye, there’s a cultural gap that needs to be filled. And who better to do it than Andre Xcellence?
“Werk Out,” his new single, masterfully mixes EDM, hip hop, and even a little of reggaeton flavour to produce a sound he says will inspire listeners to break a sweat and bust a gut in the gym and on the dance floor.
“We found inspiration in the classic '80s aerobic television work out videos,” explains the video’s director, Brad Hammer. “Jane Fonda, Denise Austin, Jazzercise . . . It was a time when leotards and leg warmers ruled the gym floors.”
Andre Xcellence broke out last year with music that artfully blends urban beats and progressive house. His name, given to him by his college fraternity brothers, is a nod at his desire to strive for perfection. “I aim to be the voice of the voiceless and make great music with no politics,” he declares. In addition to his recording work, Andre also heads the independent label, American Commission. Busy dude.
You can check out “Werk Out” at the following link, and I dare you not to jazzercise, or masturbate, the minute you start watching: