Combining a love of 1980s disco with digital harmonies and new wave experimentation, Ladytron emerged in the early 2000s as part of the "electro-clash" craze which saw bands such as Goldfrapp, Fischerspooner and Tiga subvert dance floor grooves into glistening, synth driven, art-pop. Originally formed in 1999 when DJ/producers Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu recruited vocalist Helen Marnie and keyboard player Mira Aroyo, the group's early singles The Way That I Found You and Playgirl were championed by legendary English DJ John Peel and NME mag and debut album 604 (2001) was greeted as a breath of fresh air by the UK's jaded music critics. Named after a Roxy Music song, the band's lush, electronic, glitterball melodies drew from krautrock, Pet Shop Boys, Blondie and The Human League and produced classic, cult singles Seventeen, Evil and Blue Jeans. Although their albums Light & Magic (2002), Witching Hour (2005) and Velocifero (2008) failed to cross over into mainstream success, their sound spread into pop music influencing the likes of La Roux, Ke$ha and even Lady Gaga.

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