Recent acts such as Ratatat and Dosh are much-needed reminders that danceable electronic music is no longer relegated to heart-rattling club beats, mind-numbing trance or ass-shaking hip-hop. Unlike the music of many instrumental knob twisters, beat experimenter Martin Dosh’s lush loops and careful orchestration reveal an experienced, calculating musician confident in his own sound. On 2006’s The Lost Take, Dosh’s efforts are supported by a cast of friends with whom he frequently plays and collaborates, including Andrew Bird and fellow Twin Citian Erik Applewick of Tapes ‘n Tapes.

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