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Concert Wed Apr 18 2007

Radio Soulwax Will Eat Your iPod For Breakfast

At the height of the mash-up/"bootleg" craze of a few years ago, no one was killing it faster and harder than the Radio Soulwax crew. Soulwax had started out as a Belgian alt-rock outfit in the 1990s before leaders Stephan and David Dewaele began focusing on their sideline deejay work. Under their alter-ego 2ManyDJs, The Dewaele brothers soon began cranking out bootleg mix CDs, radio broadcasts, and remixes at a dizzingly profilic rate. Faster than you can say, "get your crunk outta my grunge," their work quickly became the standard-bearing template for the "bastard pop" anti-genre, demonstrating the interchangeability of pop components and formulae with their mix-and-match style of blending tracks — such as slapping Salt'n'Pepa's "Push It" over The Stooges' "No Fun," or juxtaposing Nirvana with Destiny's Child.

Soulwax has recently reemerged as a fully-operative band, sporting a sound that fits comfily in with the recent trend for pulsing, "dirty" electro-rock. Meanwhile, 2ManyDJs has remained active and absorbed additional contributors, producing legit remixes for numerous artists like Gorillaz, Bloc Party, Ladytron, and they've just dropped one for the Klaxon's "Gravity's Rainbow." The current Radio Soulwax tour of the U.S. winds down at Coachella before the group heads off to the Cannes Film Festival for the premier screening of a documentary about their recent summer tour. They're arriving in town to take over the Metro this Saturday night. For the occasion, Soulwax (the band) will reportedly play the entirity of their 2005 Nite Versions album, and 2ManyDJs and FIXED associates JDH and Dave P will take to decks to serve up a mix set. Like-minded local deejays Bald Eagle and Popstatic will also be spinning. Doors open at 9pm, tickets are $15.

 
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