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The Presets with Hidden Cat at Cats Cradle

Posted in love, mixes, music, UNC by Reed Turchi on March 30, 2009
The Presets

The Presets

The Industrial/Psychedlic/Techno Presets begin their North American Tour this week, and tomorrow night (March 31st) will be at Cats Cradle. Their new album “Apocalyso” has been receiving rave reviews:

“For only two people, they throw one hell of a hot party” – Metro Pop

“…Anthems for husky straight dudes who aren’t ashamed to dance” – SPIN

“The Presets jump back on the dancefloor and aim for the cosmos with their latest. “Yippyo-yay’ and “My People” will light up the night” – XLR8R

Many of their tracks are available at, and even without headphones a visit to their website will give you a good idea of the group.

The sound they produce has heavy electro roots, but the filters and effects they utilize declare them definite descendants of the Parliament and Funkadelic era. The persistent groove of “Kitty in the Middle” from their 2003 EP “Blow Up” is far removed from their most recent single, “If You Know”, which came out March 27th, and has a much more Coldplay-esque electro anthem feel.

The Golden Filter is also touring with The Presets, but for this show Chapel Hill DJ “Hidden Cat” will be opening and playing between sets, giving you the chance not only to become entranced in the grooves of the Presets, but also to witness a local dj and remixer who was recently publicized on Rolling Stone for his remix of “The Rip” by Portishead available here.

Hidden Cat

Hidden Cat

Come out tomorrow night to Cats Cradle, begin your night with Hidden Cat, and move through the Golden Filter to The Presets. And from there, your night will begin…

-Reed Turchi


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