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With their playfully flamboyant lyrics and incredibly lush production style, Benoit & Sergio bring a much-needed dose of pop swagger to the world of electronic music. Not content to make DJ fodder, the duo sets out to create beautifully glistening pop songs that draw from influences mostly uncommon
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With their playfully flamboyant lyrics and incredibly lush production style, Benoit & Sergio bring a much-needed dose of pop swagger to the world of electronic music. Not content to make DJ fodder, the duo sets out to create beautifully glistening pop songs that draw from influences mostly uncommon to the house and techno zeitgeist; bands like Talking Heads, Pavement and Roxy Music are sources of inspiration, along with contemporary electronic acts like Isolee, Thomas Melchior and Ricardo Villalobos. All these influences resonate clearly in their music, joined by a kind of sexualized melodrama that makes Benoit & Sergio one of the weirdest and most charismatic groups currently making dance records. The duo debuted in 2009 with "What I’ve Lost," a trippy and colorful EP released on thesongsays, Bruno Pronsato’s boutique label. With lyrics about loneliness, French girls, wine and cocaine, the EP is touched with a sleazy pop sensibility that makes other house or techno records feel dry by comparison. "What I’ve Lost" received a deluge of praise upon its release, including a 4.5/5 from Resident Advisor and support from DJs like Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves, and Soul Clap. Their follow-up EP, "Midnight People," on Spectral maintains a pop-sensibility but flexes its club muscles more, resulting in a noirish anthem for cities that never sleep. On upcoming releases like “Boy Trouble” for DFA and “Where the Freaks Have No Name" for Visionquest, Benoit & Sergio continue to make dance music from the lurid pleasures of a future bereft of time. Benoit & Sergio grew up thousands of miles apart, in Paris and Iowa respectively. In 2008, they met at a party in Washington DC and began making dance tracks in the long winter of 2009. Right from the start, they had an insatiable artistic chemistry that kept them in the studio for ten to twelve hours at a time, riffing on each other’s ideas until they had created something even more sexy and epic than they had anticipated. Typically beginning with just a few short minimal loops, their marathon sessions inevitably result in what can only be described as a “full-blown pop orgy.”
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