Touring and remixes aren't the only means the duo has used to propel awareness beyond the hipster and vinyl heads. Straying away from guest vocalists, commercial syncs have proven to be lucrative. "TV ads and TV shows get our music to so many people we would never usually reach," Hamilton tells Spinner. "Sales of our old song 'Are You the One' went crazy after some dude used it on 'So You Think You Can Dance' last year."
Their synth-laden dark 'Apocalyso' is their most focused work to date, and embraces the best elements of Depeche Mode and Daft Punk but also keeps dance-floor ready pop sensibilities at the forefront. "For this record we wanted to try and write cold, stark club music, but inject them with warm, romantic pop songs," Hamilton says. "Our musical idols were Pet Shop Boys, the Eurythmics, Bronski Beat -- bands that make pop music first, but are heavily influenced by the club sound. They wrote really beautiful, catchy pop songs, yet their beats were right at home on the dance floor."
In support of 'Apocalyso' and their ongoing tour, the pair put together a mixtape of diverse tunes ranging from metal to techno exclusively for Spinner.
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The Presets, 'Get off the Beach' MixtapeRoy Buchanan, 'A Fly By Night'
Hanadensha, 'Acoustic Mothership'
Public Enemy, 'Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos'
Von Sudenfed, 'Dear Dead Friends'
Sparks, 'Beat the Clock'
African Suite, 'In the Pocket'
Jamie Anderson & Jesse Rose, 'Jack Your Body' (Body Jackin')
Aphex Twin, 'Windowlicker' (End Roll Version)
Toecutter, 'Terror Australis'
Sepultura, 'Roots Bloody Roots'
Raymond Scott, 'Cindy Electronium'
Ambivalent, 'R U OK'
Compuphonic & Kolombo, 'Passing Light'
Tomita, 'Snowflakes Are Dancing'
Chromatics, 'In the City'
Pantha du Prince, 'Saturn Strobe'
The Presets, 'Anywhere' (Compuphonic & Kolombo Remix)