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Duplicate, aka Portland maker Marius Libman, focuses on a melodic, playfully retro-minded design of instrumental electro-pop, using a sideline in cheeky bootleg remixes of pop strikes along with a flair for keytar-wielding live shows which have earned him a great deal of local renown being a party-starter (and 2006’s Ideal New Music group award from Willamette Week) despite a comparatively low profile beyond Oregon. His exceptional usage of analog-sounding synthesizers, in conjunction with sharpened, no-nonsense digital beats, recalls the simpleness and visual purity of 8-little bit pc music, but his monitors typically feature lusher, richly musical textures, having rhythmic and stylistic traces of electro-disco, hip-hop, IDM, dubstep, and film music combined with the anticipated synth pop base. Libman provides performed remix responsibilities for fellow Portland dance serves including Starfucker, Truckasauras, and Panther, though his most like-minded stylistic brethren will be the duo Ratatat, whom he in addition has remixed and whose E*vax (Evan Mast) co-runs the Portland-based imprint Sound Dregs, which includes released Copy’s three albums up to now: 2006’s Mobius Beard, 2007’s Locks Electric guitar, and 2010’s Hard Wish. Alongside those formal albums, Libman, as DJ Duplicate, has released many CD-Rs of unauthorized remixes: two amounts from the Diva mixtape series offering famous brands Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige, the self-explanatory Bone tissue Thugs-N-Harmony-N-Copy, that was packed with some copies of Locks Guitar, as well as the R. Kelly-tweaking Pied Piper of Electro, which emerged free of charge with preorders of Hard Wish. Libman can be a member from the rings Astrology (with Panther’s Charlie Salas-Humara) and Atole.

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