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Photomontage of Telepathe's Melissa Livaudais and Busy Gangnes at Metro Chicago in 2009
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York
Genres Experimental rock, synthpop, electronica
Years active2009 (2009)–present
Labels Federal Prism, The Social Registry, IAMSOUND
MembersBusy Gangnes
Melissa Livaudais

Telepathe (pronounced telepathy [1] and meant with some literal meaning [2] ) are an electronic pop duo [3] from Brooklyn [4] consisting of core members Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais. [5] [6] The band also includes other occasional musicians, [7] such as Ryan Lucero.


Telepathe has toured with The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas, in addition to friend DJ Diplo, [8] Ladytron and The Faint. Their 2009 debut album, Dance Mother, was produced by TV on the Radio's David Sitek. [9]

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Julian Casablancas lead singer and frontman for The Strokes

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Ladytron band

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TV on the Radio band

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Hardkiss is the group moniker of San Francisco electronic music pioneers Scott, Gavin, and Robbie Hardkiss. The trio formed a record label called Hardkiss Music in San Francisco in 1991. Initially promoting underground raves and dance parties where they would DJ, with Hardkiss Music they began to produce and release a catalog of vinyl records which stirred international recognition and launched DJ and production careers. Scott Hardkiss worked under the pseudonym God Within. Gavin Hardkiss works under the pseudonym Hawke. Robbie Hardkiss has worked under the pseudonym Little Wing. They also released music by a myriad of other artists including Rabbit in the Moon, Symbiosis and TTauri. Their music started as a mixture of acid house music, trance music, and breakbeat techno. Hardkiss Music became a blueprint for DJ owned boutique record labels.

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