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Mahjongg

Mahjongg combine the edgy timber of consumer electronics, the ironic wit and melodic feeling of indie rock and roll, as well as the rhythmic abandon of funk and Afro-beat and fuse them right into a clever, dance-friendly audio that’s made them one of the most talked-about acts in the bustling Chicago music picture. Mahjongg were produced in Columbia, MO, in 2001 by vocalist and guitarist Jeff Carrillo and percussionist, key pad guy, and vocalist Hunter Husar. The group squandered no time getting a local popularity, but as Husar informed a reporter, “If you are within your early twenties, you intend to undertake the globe and dominate a town.” Knowing that, Mahjongg relocated to Chicago in 2004, and later on that 12 months released their debut EP, Machinegong, released by Chilly Crush Information, an indie label operate by Derek Fudesco of Very Ladies Make Graves and Steve Akoi of Dim Mak Information. A full-length recording, Raydoncong 2005, made an appearance the following 12 months, and Mahjongg toured thoroughly in support. Because of solid evaluations and an evergrowing group of fans, Mahjongg signed using the venerable self-employed label K Information, and released their third disk in early 2008, entitled Kontpab. To market the recording, Mahjongg released a news release that mentioned “Kontpab” was the name of the deity worshiped from the users of the group which the songs record their spiritual trip previous “the Grid” to “the Sphere,” though Carrillo informed journalist Andy Hermann that “Kontpab” was in fact an invented term attracted from two German phrases — “kontra-punkte,” meaning “counterpoint,” and “pab,” which approximately means “spam.” Carrillo remaining the group, departing Husar, Mikale De Graff, Josh Johannpeter, and Dan Quinlivin to consider the music group in a far more dance-oriented path with 2010’s The Very long Shadow from the Paper Tiger. De Graff and Johannpeter also play in the electro-rock clothing Lazer Crystal.

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