By Jacob Katel
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The duo behind Rabbit in the Moon, producer Confucius and elusive frontman Bunny, decamped to Hollywood (California) almost three years ago to break into the film score biz. But the audiovisual juggernaut they created will forever be associated with their hometown of Tampa and the hippie-trippy Florida dance sound. And although the group (formerly a trio; third member Monk split in 2000) created hundreds of monster remixes, the only way to hear its original music was at live shows -- until now, with the release of the duo's CD/DVD set Decade, its first full-length of entirely original material.
"We were just gonna put out a live album, but we had all these years of footage," says Bunny, the group's face, known for his trademark sci-fi costumes, bleached dreads, and Blade Runner makeup. "And when we didn't like the live footage of a song, we figured, We're gonna make a music video.' And it ended up that the final product had seven or eight videos and only six live pieces. So there's a DVD, which features live versions of songs, and then the CD has studio versions, more heady mixes."
Tuesday's appearance at Revolution celebrates the release, as well as a slow resurgence of an underground vibe for local electronic music. Dance isn't dead; in fact it's only really alive when you're on the floor, locked in the tribal kind of groove that Rabbit in the Moon creates best.