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Listening to the music of Holy Ghost! (due at Beta on Friday, February 12), you'd think disco never went out of style and spent thirty-plus years in limbo. Brooklyn-based Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel have scored big with their own tracks, such as the club anthem "Hold On," and on remixes for Moby, MGMT, Cut Copy and Phoenix, including their brilliant re-rub of Phoenix's "Lisztomania." Whether creating original material or remixing others', the group's music follows a similar blueprint that takes the best moments of disco history and fuses them into swinging, irresistible dance-floor gems powered by pulsing analog synths and slippery percussion grooves. Along with fellow DFA labelmates LCD Soundsystem and the Juan Maclean, they're paving the way for disco to re-emerge as a vital, engaging genre for a whole new generation.

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Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


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