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Real Scenes: Detroit – Documentary


Real Scenes: Detroit from Resident Advisor on Vimeo. There’s no denying that Detroit has played a major role in the world of electronic music. Which is why in the second edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench went to the city which birthed the genre we now call techno. Detroit has always had a creative
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The Whip


A dance-rock act from Manchester, England, the Whip spent a few years working the indie electronic underground before making their full-length album debut in 2008 with X Marks Destination, notably produced by Jim Abbiss. At their core, the group is based aroundDanny Saville and Bruce Carter; other bandmembers include Lil Feeand Nathan Sudders. The Whip debuted in 2006 with the
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Sneaky Sound System


Electro-pop group Sneaky Sound System emerged among the premier Australian club acts of its generation with its self-titled 2006 breakthrough LP. Songwriter/producer “Black Angus” McDonald and MC Daimon “Double D” Downey first met at a Sydney costume party in the spring of 2000, soon after hatching plans to co-headline DJ sets at a friend’s nightclub. The following
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Simian Mobile Disco


Producers/remixers James Ford and James Shaw formed Simian Mobile Disco in 2005, following their departure from the experimental electronic rock band Simian. The two had originally formed Simian with singer Simon Lord and Alex MacNaughton in the late ’90s. Not content with their roles in the band and wishing to indulge their longtime interest in electronic dance music, the two latched
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Glasgow-based Shitdisco was formed in early 2004 by Joel Stone (bass), Joe Reeves (guitar and vocals), Jan Lee (keyboard), andDarren Cullen (drums and cutlery). Very much informed by modern-day dance-punk sounds as well as the post-punk sounds of their forefathers, the group quietly gained a loyal following and their sporadic gigs earned them a reputation for a live
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Norwegian duo Röyksopp compensated for the cold climes of their native Tromsø by making some of the warmest, most inviting downbeat electronica of the new millennium, exemplified by early singles like Eple and Poor Leno. The pair, Torbjørn Brundtland andSvein Berge, both grew up in Tromsø and began recording in the early ’90s. Local-made-good Geir Jenssen (aka Biosphere) provided tutelage
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Finding an unlikely middle point between Suicide‘s hostile, proto-electro punk art noise and the sardonic, pop-friendly sound of the Flaming Lips, MGMT started as electroclash musical terrorists but quickly grew into an eclectic, brainy pop group with psychedelic overtones. MGMT first formed in 2002, during Ben Goldwasser andAndrew Van Wyngarden‘s freshman year as art students at Wesleyan University
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Metric are a band who have embraced an eclectic and adventurous outlook — the group’s music encompasses elements of synth pop, new wave, dance rock, and electronic, while the group has collectively been based in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, and London over the course of their existence. Metric‘s story began when vocalist and keyboard
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Lykke Li


The Swedish indie pop artist Lykke Li Zachrisson (better known as Lykke Li) grabbed the attention of international bloggers in the early 2000s with a handful of catchy, retro-chic singles made available on her MySpace profile. Armed with sensuous, barely there vocals and backed up by a quirky, bass-heavy, electro dance sound (courtesy of producer Björn
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LCD Soundsystem


LCD Soundsystem debuted with Losing My Edge, a single that became one of the most talked-about indie releases of 2002. A self-effacing spoof of the outrageous pissing contests that often occur whenever music geeks cross paths (“I was there at the first Can show in Cologne,” etc.) laid over a puttering electronic beat with the occasional bursts
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Meaning “red-haired one” in French, La Roux is the synth pop project of flame-haired singer/songwriter Elly Jackson and keyboardist/producer Ben Langmaid. Before they collaborated,Jackson, the daughter of actress Trudie Goodwin, grew up listening to folk artists and singer/songwriters like Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, and drew inspiration from their sounds for her early music. However, Jackson‘s style changed as she got
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Buzzy glam rock fashion plates Ladytron came together in a jet-set miracle in mid-1998. Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu, who lurk in the background playing rhythm boxes and keyboards in the band, settled in Liverpool after a spate of DJ work in Japan and world travel, including a train trip in Bulgaria where they met vocalist Mira Aroyo.Helena
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