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Exclusive Video: Hot Chip Turn the Beat Around in New York

February 6, 2008 6:12 PM ET

Rock Daily caught up with U.K. dance-rock kings Hot Chip at their tour stop at New York City's Highline Ballroom. Click above to hear group members Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor talk about the power of their funky moves and to see the band perform "Ready for the Floor."

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Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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