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, 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 forlorn 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 toured extensively. After time away to explore other projects, they have recently emerged from the studio with their forthcoming album, "Lost Decade," a ode to lost time, to be released on Four.Four Records in 2022.