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Eric Sumo band

Eric Sumo's gone through a huge transformation. Amongst other things, he's formed a band, and that's had an influence on his sound. We listened to the songs on his first solo work, My Rocky Mountain, and some of them sounded bare. With the group, as well as getting support for his live work, the songs have filled out. It's great to hear catchy songs like “Disco in my heart”. There's stuff to listen to in Hungary too.

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Amongst many

After compiling funk on Temporary Funk, it's now jazz'es turn. DJ Tobias Kirmayer founded Tramp records seven years ago, and since then it's released jazz, soul and funk. It has got together a fantastic catalogue in a short time and this Munich label's groups and songs have become a point of reference all over Europe. Eli Sundelson, Primo and the Groupe, Sugarman 3 and The Hi Fly Orchestra are some of the artists we've heard here.

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New Young Pony Club

Groups like New Young Pony Club spring up when pop, rock and dance music get together. Larger-than-life singer Tahita Bulmer leads the band and that's what her songs are like too: larger than life. With a combination of lively and quieter rhythms, songs like "Chaos" make up their second studio album. This great live band is going to be big in the 2010 pop world.

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Hot Chip

London's Hot Chip is one of the leading bands in the indie boom over the last decade. “Ready for the floor” and “Over and over” have very quickly become classic songs. They've got fans all over the world and their combination of pop music and art has been highly effective. Nevertheless, the group has lost some of its strength on the latest record, One Life Stand.

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The Drums

The Drums is one of the most interesting New York groups. They combine 50's surf and Joy Division in their music. Their songs are easy to listen to. With simple structures, it's easy to get right into them. Take “Young Folks” on Summertime and you can hear the dance floor classic “Let´s Go Surfing” easily. The single Best Friend has just been released.

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The White Stripes

As you read this, I still won't have seen the documentary Under Great White Northern Lights, but the record makes it very clear that we're listening to one of the greatest rock bands of recent decades. White Stripes's songs could easily be played on a dirty bass guitar, but the magic that Jack and Meg create, dark and lustful, would not be the same. If you play this record loud, people will think you've got the group in your living-room.