French electronic artist Danger, effortlessly straddles the middle ground between Kavinsky's 80s action film soundscapes and SebastiAn's relentless club bangers with his cut-up style electro beats, catchy hooks and staying power.
The 23 year old, who represents himself as a cartoon action hero has been making music for 7 years, and is starting to have an impact both online and in the clubs. Signed to Ekleroshock, his recently released debut EP, 09/14 2007 featured an extra-crunchy DatA remix of current dance floor weapon, 11h30. 2008 should be an interesting year for this innovative musician.
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UK garage/hip-hop obsessed London DJs/remixers/producers extraordinaires Tapedeck have built their reputation on their eclectic DJ sets, which pay no attention to genre with mash-up electro, rock, indie and urban styles along side each other.
Serial remixers, Tapedeck have produces some belters for indie favourites such as Mystery Jets, Kate Nash, Goodbooks and Klaxons.
2008 sees them releasing the first material from their own label - Meal Deal Records, including debut single Destiny in February, as well as our good friend Lillica Libertine's debut EP next week.
American indie-pop misfits Vampire Weekend have already attracted a storm of critical acclaim with their fusion of British pop and Afro-beat sounds, with both Q Magazine and the BBC naming them as an act to look out for in 2008.
With a huge following aided by the circulation of their Blue CD-R on the Internet, tales of an energetic live show and a well-received self-titled 3 track EP, all that remains to see is if they’ll live up to their hype in 2008.
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