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The day-glo genre might be dying in the West but in Japan, blogosphere darlings 80Kidz might as well be the newly crowned Daft Punks of the East. Weekend Warrior, their follow-up to 2009’s This Is My Sh!t reminds us of what we loved about electro-silly synth stabs and hipster chic beats included.

Brushing off the rough edges with some elements of French disco and (shock horror!) trancey hip hop, the duo of Ali and Jun does it best on female vocal-driven tracks such as last year’s ‘Spoiled Boy’, which featured CSS frontwoman Lovefoxxx. On Weekend Warrior, it’s euphoric instrumental and cutesy floor-thumper ‘Red Star’ that does the trick. Justice should be taking notes.

More 80Kidz at their website.

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