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“Get Myself Into It”

The Rapture | 2006

"The Eighties are our Nuggets," said The Rapture's Luke Jenner, using the Sixties psych-rock series as a comparison to show just how important the era is to the band's sound. Further proof can be found on "Get Myself Into It," an electro-infused track from their 2006 album Pieces of the People We Love, featuring a sax solo ripped right from the decade of excess. About the decision to add horns, drummer Vito Roccoforte explained "It lifted up that part where it comes in… and added dynamics to it. The song just doesn't work without it."

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“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

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