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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Deep Cuts: Experimental

Death In Vegas - Dead ElvisDeath In Vegas, a psychedelic/electronic duo based in the U.K., are a group that broke right before the Millennium in the US. Their success came in the middle of a mostly tired electronic scene that was busy making hyper elevator music and gleefully worshiping acts like Moby. Like disco in the 1970's it was mostly the drugs driving the scene and not the music itself.

Enter Death In Vegas and their album, Dead Elvis. The record went the opposite direction of the scene, never neglecting substance over style and channeled a darker, more raw version of American pop culture. For example, lead single from 1997's Dead Elvis titled "Dirt" samples from the MC at the Woodstock addressing the crowd, as well as "The "Fish" Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag," by Country Joe & the Fish.

The band is still actively touring the world, fostering new bands like Dark Horses and has 5 original albums and 2 "Best of" to their credit to date.

Death In Vegas - Dirt

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