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Cut Copy

With its 2004 debut album, Bright Like Neon Love, Australian band Cut Copy created a late-period relic of postmillennial New Wave revivalism. Fabriclive.29, the group's contribution to the essential club mix series, extends its future romantic aesthetic to the dance floor with predictable results. Tracks from the cream of the disco-punk scene (MSTRKRFT, the Presets, Goldfrapp, and, just for historical context, Roxy Music and Ciccone Youth) percolate through the group's grinder, yielding a hot and frothy sound. The mixing is sometimes slight, particularly when the group stumbles over a blend of Who Made Who's "Out the Door (Super Discount Mix)" and Daft Punk's "Face to Face." Okay, so Cut Copy ain't as sharp as 2 Many DJs on the wheel of steel. The band's keen ear, not revelatory mixing, makes Fabriclive.29 a fun snapshot of indie-dance dynamics. — Mosi Reeves


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