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02.12.02 12:04 AM

Vikter Duplaix in New York

Forgot to mention that I went to Joe's Pub for Vikter Duplaix's record release party last Wednesday. Beth Coleman, the digital dj diva that she is, popped by for a few. We chatted prior to Duplaix's set, but she had to bounce early. As for Vikter, he's a pretty interesting cat. He sings, produces, DJs, and—he has style. Philadelphia City Paper once named him most stylish. He's worked with almost everyone from Erykah Badu, Jazzanova, King Britt's Sylk 130, Jamiroquai, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Incognito, Esthero, Cherokee, Jaguar, to Eric Benét. His dj kicks joint on K7
is pretty tyght. I've been listening to it for a couple of weeks now, and as it grows on me I'm thinking I might review it soon.

Here's what others are saying about his work:
"Still, Duplaix's idea of "DJ Kicks" is livelier, more melodic and more diverse than that of most of his turntablist peers.
- Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

"For now, Duplaix remains an artist's advocate, pushing the boundaries of music in an attempt to reach beyond the norm and potentially teach people that mainstream music doesn't have to be all style with no substance."
- Tim Pratt, East Bay Express

"From New York to Munich to London, DJs, artists and labels alike are feeling what Philadelphia-based singer/composer Vikter Duplaix is doing. With everything from R&B to house and broken beat in his scope, the man's about to reshape dance music in his own soulful mold."
- Phil Sherburne, XLR8R

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