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Steely Dan’s My Old School

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By Rob Smoughton Hot Chip in Video on Tuesday 13 July 2010

Where would I be without the mighty Dan? This is a band that I listen to almost daily. Every time I do, I hear something new. Sure, they’re clever East Coast jazz-rockers, with a laid back West Coast sound. But read that again: they’re clever! What’s not to love about that? Maybe being English and […]

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Bevis Martin and Charlie Youle

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By Rob Smoughton Hot Chip in New Design on Tuesday 13 July 2010

Martin and Youle are British artists now based in Nantes, France. I got to know them through Hot Chip (Bevis is Felix Martin’s brother) and Charlie designed the cover for my first single (Nitemoves/Wallflowers). There’s a sense of play in their pieces, especially Pythagoras Table. I love the way they work with objects and expand […]

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Mihaly Dresch

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By Rob Smoughton Hot Chip in New Music on Friday 9 July 2010

I heard the Hungarian jazz and folk saxophonist — Mihaly Dresch — in Budapest one Christmas and I fell in love completely. I put the CD on and straight away his tone, control and dexterity was enough to make me get up out of my seat and turn the volume way up. I wanted to just be immersed in this music. But aside from his playing, his compositions are breathtaking.

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