Benoit & Sergio produce dance tracks that sometimes seem like musical open letters--editorials narrated in the voices of unidentified, yet totally recognizable colorful characters, read aloud against a backdrop of beautifully lush, warm and sensuous electronic pop music.
The French/US duo draw from influences mostly uncommon to the house and techno zeitgeist; bands like The Talking Heads, Pavement and Roxy Music are all sources, along with electronic acts ranging from Daft Punk to Ricardo Villalobos. All these influences resonate clearly in their music, together with a sexual melodrama that manifests in lyrics about loneliness, French girls, wine and Ferraris.
After meeting at an after party in Washington, DC, the city where they began and continue their studio sessions, it didn't take long before their signature combination of rich synth work and slant-pop lyricism found spots on standard-bearing labels such as Spectral/Ghostly, DFA, Visionquest, and Hot Creations.
Since becoming iTunes Breakthrough Electronic Artists of the Year (2011), Benoit and Sergio have garnered numerous awards and recognition in the press; toured the world extensively; and been invited to remix tracks from indie pop acts such as Matthew Dear, Metronomy and Friendly Fires, among others.
They have recently emerged from the studio with a debut forthcoming album, "Lost Decade," to be released on DFA Records this year.