Mary Louise Platt and Nicole Lombardi, aka ML and Nikki, comprise the trendy digital funk of Spalding Rockwell. Lombardi was raised in Washington, D.C., and religiously implemented Fugazi. When she wasn’t immersed in the city’s regional punk picture, Lombardi and her old sister had been seeing national serves play shows on the 9:30 Membership and Monitors. Platt, a fresh Yorker by delivery, was into hip-hop throughout her teenagers, listening to Dark Sheep, Cypress Hill, and Wu-Tang Clan through the early ’90s. By 1994, Lombardi and Platt had been close friends, and within five years’ period, Spalding Rockwell was created. They perfected a red-hot formulation of new influx, hip-hop, and electro while distinguishing themselves in the trendy electroclash audience overtaking the boroughs of ny. They lent their melody “White Natural cotton Panties” to Larry Tee’s Badd Inc. compilation in 2003. “Vicious” made an appearance on Tee’s Electroclash, Vol. 2 collection a calendar year later. Their reputation was over the up or more by middle-2004 with Armand Truck Helden’s club strike “Listen to My Name?” Platt and Lombardi added lead vocals to the U.K. Best 30 smash, which is normally featured on Truck Helden’s NY: A COMBINATION Odyssey record. Spalding Rockwell’s correct full-length debut, Kate, implemented in September.