Ugh. Hot is who they is. Maybe it’s the beats, maybe it’s the French.
I had to search them out after I got A ddict ed to the syncopated, repetitive track they’re featured on on Modeselektor’s Happy Birthday! It blew me away sorta like Snook did with the whole euro hip hop thing, though I also associate the two because I understand French about as well as I understand Swedish. Their hip hop is as much electro, maybe like Justice with five gnarly rappers. A good read on TTC is PFork’s review of their second to last album. They recommend plugging lyrics into Google Translate and alas, it is quite entertaining.