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Jona Bechtolt (a.k.a. YACHT) is the culmination of a punk-rocker's past butting heads with the possibilities of electronic production. As one-half of th electro-pop duo The Blow, Bechtolt has proves he knows his way around a laptop. As YACHT, he's redefined the pop gamut, fusing Beach Boys-eque melodies with hard-hitting, synth-heavy, electro-grooves.
While the press may classify !!! as a dance-punk outfit, one need only listen to the octet's Warp debut, Myth Takes, to see that these Brooklyn dudes create a wild breed of vocal house. Employing funked-out, jangling guitars, live drumming, soulful vocals, repetitive basslines, and percussion from all angles, !!! has become synonymous with the word party. "Heart of Hearts" is just further proof of this.
Breakcore is alive! Venezuela's Cardopusher doesn't rely on cliché spooky samples or excessively scattered, distorted drums. Instead, homeboy melds Latin rhythms, trance synths (and, yes, they sound rad), dubstep-influenced bass, and fierce breakdowns. For the I Need Someone I Can Imitate EP, Cardo brings along Breakcore vets Sickboy and Retrigger. Chaos awaits.
It's been six years since Jimmy Tamborello (a.k.a. Dntel), released his acclaimed debut, Life is Full of Possibilities, and now we can all breathe again. On Dumb Luck, Tamborello follows the quintessential indie electro-pop blueprint he's become known for. Between his lush melodies and an arsenal of guest appearances (from Fog to Conor Oberst), this album will have Sub Pop affiliates on their knees–and you're next.
Dieter Sermeus is The Go Find–the quintessential nu-pop experience. Like his Morr counterparts, Sermeus blends the subtle, glitchy electronics of B. Fleischmann with the indie-pop instrumentation of just about any band on the Merge Roster (White Whale, The Rosebuds, etc.). Stars on the Wall is a dynamic step away from his 2004 debut Miami, with a full-live band, bass grooves, and lots of gentle, vintage-synth power. Sermeus' songwriting is pure fire.
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