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Rad Radar: Ratatat

Ratatat first appeared on my “rad radar” when they opened a Faint show at The Ogden a few years ago. Opening acts can be hit-or-miss sometimes, but I retrospectively regret arriving late that particular night. The NYC-based instrumental act quickly became a hit with hipsters and even hip hippies via festival bookings including Bonnaroo. Widespread appreciation of the duo was overdue, though, until doing bootleg hip hop remixes on the sly side project tip finally culminated in cutting tracks “Alive” and MGMT co-production “Soundtrack to my Life” with Kanye protege Kid Cudi....