Benoit & Sergio (US)
The D.C./Berlin-based pair tells thrillingly pulsing electronic stories that are equal parts sultry, humorous, and melancholy. Since releasing their first EP, What I’ve Lost on Bruno Pronsato’s thesongsays imprint in 2009, the refined melody makers have been racking up massive critical praise for the mature lyricism and romantic pop sensibilities they bring to the genre. Their subsequent outings on Ghostly’s Spectral Sound, vanguard Detroit/Berlin upstart Visionquest, and James Murphy’s DFA have only echoed the sentiment. They’ll be supplying their warm, visceral grooves, languorous croons, and bulging synth love for their debut MUTEK performance.