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Dirty Hairy, the latest South Beach party promoted by a cohort of downtown kids, prides itself on being over-the-top. Its setting, LIV, is an almost ridiculously glam club in the revamped Fontainebleau hotel, with one of the trippiest light shows around and a seemingly endless font of money to throw at megawatt electro-hip bookings. So it's fitting that the latest score — after parties featuring Kid Sister, Flosstradamus, Diplo, and Chromeo — is the art-damaged New York duo Fischerspooner.
Group founders Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner gained their first taste of pseudo-mainstream fame around the turn of the millennium, when their forays into electronic music, performance art, and androgynous getups dovetailed nicely with the so-called electroclash movement. Fusing a heavily Kraftwerk-influenced production style with post-punk experimentation, their constant sonic and visual innovation — not to mention indelibly catchy creations — kept them popular long after electroclash went the way of the dodo.
In recent years, when not busy dancing, sewing outrageous costumes, and freaking out the squares, Fischerspooner has released tracks through French label Kitsuné. The pair's third full-length album, Entertainment, promises, perhaps, a more accessible, rock 'n' roll-tinged sound — its producer, Jeff Saltzman, is best known for his work with the Killers, the Black Keys, and the Sounds.