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New Video: Time Machine, “The Groove That Just Won’t Stop”


As blinding neons, symmetrical shades, and lo-fi production resurface in hip-hop, it has become evident that the retro, flagrant stylings of the ’80s are reclaiming the genre. And while Windy City acts like the Cool Kids (featured in Spin‘s March issue) wax nostalgic, across the country in Los Angeles, Time Machine are paying dues to hip-hop’s golden era with the music video for “The Groove That Just Won’t Stop,” a tune off the trio’s forthcoming debut, Life Is Expensive.

MCs Biscuit and Jet Set Jay, and DJ Mekalek join forces as Time Machine and offer a funky, house party bangin’ joint with Atari-like blips and bleeps, and fun, decipherable lyrics and a catchy, wax-cuttin’ chorus. Meanwhile, the video only compliments the tune’s vintage sonic: Simple stop-time production follows the boys, and a slew of pretty ladies, through a night on the town drinking, while bubbly, dated, and pixilated graphics flash on screen. We dig — and are presently digging our shelltops outta Mom’s attic.

Time Machine’s Life is Expensive drops June 10 via Glow-in-the-Dark. More about them via MySpace.

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