What do cell-phone ring tones, the '80s synth-pop hit "She Blinded Me With Science," 'N Sync's "Pop," and the soundtrack to the film Monster all have in common?
They were either created or produced by Thomas Dolby or Brian Transeau (better known as BT), a pair of electronic-music DJs preparing to battle it out in a sound war at E.P.'s Delta Kitchen on Saturday, December 9th.
Dolby (pictured far right) hasn't done much in the way of musical creation since the 1980s, when he scored big with the 1983 smash hits "She Blinded Me With Science" and "Hyperactive." He's only recently returned to the electronic-music scene after spending the last 15 years working with his company Beatnik, Inc., which invented the technology used for polyphonic cell-phone ring tones.
Having recently taken up touring again, Dolby has teamed with BT, an experimental, ambient-style DJ who's worked with 'N Sync and Tori Amos and created the score for the Oscar-winning film Monster. His latest album, This Binary Universe, a two-disc CD/DVD fusing electronic tracks and computer animation, has received much acclaim.
The two will perform individual sets with visuals provided in the form of widescreen high-definition film presentations.
BT Vs. Thomas Dolby, E.P.'s Delta Kitchen, 126 Beale, Saturday, December 9th, 9:30 p.m., $15. call (877) 714-7668 or www.GroveTickets.com.