C89.5 FM was bombarded with listener phone calls after the first time they played Oscillator Xs demo Dynamo. The local electronic-pop duo, comprised of John Mendenhall and Kyle Ward, has actually been active for more than a decade, but only recently began drawing attention for their infectious tracks. The industry-savvy independent artists have managed to stay afloat for so long by licensing their tracks to video games for income, and operating under a self-purchased label that allows them full artistic control. Now that theyre finally being recognized for their addictive uptempo Daft Punk-esque music, its only a matter of time before some famous rapper (its all you, Kanye) samples one of their tracks.
Tue., March 24, 8 p.m., 2009