Editors' pick

The Freemasons

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Editorial Review

There are few DJs who have an ear for top-40 dance floor hits like the Freemasons. How good was their remix of Beyonce and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar"? So good that Sony/BMG put the remix on U.K. radio instead of the album version, and promptly released it as a single. The Freemasons repeated the feat with Kelly Rowland's "Work," they've remixed everyone from Beyonce to Fatboy Slim, crafted songs for the likes of Kylie Minogue, and they just produced the new Sophie Ellis-Bextor single "Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)," which is the best thing she's done since "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)." They've also written and produced their own house-style club killers like "When You Touch Me" and "If." Hard to believe, then, that Russell Small and James Wiltshire have never performed in the U.S. That ends tonight at Town. Tickets are $25 in advance from Groovetickets.

-- Fritz Hahn (April 2009)