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Electro Disco/Pop/Mashups

La Roux – Calvin Harris – Sebastian – The Rapture – Breakbot – Justice – Martin Solveig – Azaela Banks – The Midnight Beast – Jaqcues Lu Cont- Girl Talk

Calvin Harris, the producer most known in the US for his House tracks and collaboration with Rihanna, started out with full length, electro albums before house music took over the planet. Justice is all over the electronic category map as well. reinforcing why they should not be missed. Jacques Lu Cont is known for his remixes and Girl Talk’s mashups get the crowd going.

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Leaders of the post-punk revival in the U.S., The Rapture blends rock and electronics into a disco-like mash of feet movin’ grooves.

Listen- “Sail Away:


Thursday, The Rapture is Upon Us

The Rapture

New York City based Indie-rock electronic-disco flavor-charged The Rapture is one of the pioneers in making your feet move in the post-punk era. The band formed back in ’98 and shortly after released the 6 song EP Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks. They have 3 full length studio albums including Echoes (’03), Pieces of the People We Love (’06) and In the Grace of Your Love (’11).

They are signed to DFA Records founded by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. They’ve toured with the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Daft Punk, Mogwai and The Cure. You can compare their sound to Datarock and !!! and they are similar, however a little less “synthie” than LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost! and Is Tropical. Their Album Echoes was runner up to The White Stripes for 2003’s Album of the Year by Pitchfork.

Current members of the band- Luke Jenner (vocals, guitar), Vito Roccoforte (drums) and Gabriel Andruzzi (keys, sax, bass and vocals).

Listen- “How Deep is Your Love”

Listen- “No Sex For Ben”

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