/Intensifieder” (Touch and Go) Though the first track of this two-song CD single needles ex-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, the multilayered sound is straight out of the Ed Koch era. The Brooklyn octet (their name is pronounced ”chk chk chk”) wed post-punk guitars to proto-hip-hop beats thumped out by two drummers and a percussionist. It’s a funky spin on the dance-punk of late-’70s/early-’80s acts like Gang of Four (with a nod to Laid Back’s ”White Horse”).

Originally posted June 6 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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