Über Cut Copy
Cut Copy began in 2001 as a one-man studio project of Australian DJ and producer Dan Whitford, who makes dance pop using elements of synth-based electronic music and indie rock. Whitford released an EP and single on his own in 2001, before adding guitarist Tim Hoey and drummer Mitchell Scott to a live lineup in 2003. Whitford played all the instruments on Cut Copy's 2004 debut LP, Bright Like Neon Love, but teamed up with French producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Motorbass and MC Solaar), and the album helped spawn a worldwide electro-house movement. On their second album, In Ghost Colours, Zdar was replaced by DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy and would take the group in a more indie rock and synth pop direction.