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DAT Politics
Origin Lille, France
Years active 1999–present

DAT Politics are a French electronic music group. Their music is sometimes classified as musique concrète.

DAT Politics began in 1999 in Lille, France, as a quartet featuring Claude Pailliot, Gaëtan Collet, Vincent Thierion and Emeric Aelters. Previously, three members had played together in the band Tone Rec, which released several albums of abstract electronic music on the Belgian label Sub Rosa. DAT Politics quickly found their own musical identity and released four albums on such prestigious labels as Tigerbeat6, Chicks on Speed, A-musik, and SKI-PP, which they founded themselves. They have also collaborated with musicians including Matmos, Lesser, Felix Kubin, Kid 606, Blevin Blectum, and Nathan Michel.

The band are renowned for live shows and have toured extensively worldwide. The band's label SKI-PP has released albums by artists such as Felix Kubin, Goodiepal, Nathan Michel, and Aelters.

The band create their own art, as seen on their album covers, website, and music videos.

Though somewhat genre-bending, their style can be described as a mixture between minimalism and deconstructed techno, with much more of a light-hearted tone than that of similar glitch artists such as Matmos. Many songs include obscure sped-up or slowed-down vocal samples (often to the point of chipmunk-sounding absurdity) and juxtaposed orchestra hits and synthesizers amidst pop undertones.


  • Tracto Flirt (1999)
  • Villiger (2000)
  • Sous-hit (2001)
  • Plugs Plus (2002)
  • Go Pets Go (2004)
  • Wow Twist (2006)
  • Are Oui Phony?? (2006)
  • Madkit (2009)

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DAT Politics
Origin France
Genres Electro Pop
French Electronic
Years active 1999/2000–present
Labels Chicks On Speed Records, Tigerbeat6
Website Official Myspace
Claude Datgirl & Gaetan C.Collett

DAT politics is a French electronic band created in 1999. Their energetic live shows explain the cult like enthusiasm that surround the french electronic combo as they’ve been touring the world extensively over the years.
The two former members, Claude Datgirl and Gaetan C.Collett are also involved in photography and graphic design which lead them to create their own records covers, websites, t-shirts etc... The music of the duo is often classified under the electro-pop genre and described as catchy, melodic and eminently danceable. For 10 years, they 've been influential for a lot of young electronic composers worldwide.
Since 2002, their music is host by the glamorous electro rock label Chicks On Speed.
They played numerous techno parties and festivals all over the world such as Warp Electrowerk in England , Sonar Night, Baltimore in USA, Dour Festival in Belgium or Donau Festival in Austria...
They appeared on many compilations, including Itunes essentials alongside french touch 2.0 artists like Daft Punk and Justice... They remixed a bunch of international electronic producers and most recently Yacht on the new yorker label DFA.
A new EP is about to be release in early 2011.
Official website : Official website

Discography Album

  • (1999) Tracto Flirt - Tigerbeat6
  • (2000) Villiger - A-musik
  • (2001) Sous Hit - Tigerbeat6
  • (2002) Plugs Plus - COS Rec
  • (2004) Go Pets Go - COS Rec
  • (2006) Wow Twist - COS Rec
  • (2007) Are Oui Phony - Tigerbeat6
  • (2009) Mad Kit - COS Rec

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