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Take Five With Four80East

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Meet Four80East: Four80East is the smooth jazz alter-ego of producers Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace. Since breaking on to the scene in 1998 with the undeniably groovy single "Eastside, the group has been winning fans around the world with their amalgamation of bass-heavy grooves, trancy arrangements and tasty jazz solos.

Your sound and approach to music: Our parameters are pretty loose; if it sounds like a Four80East track, then it can go on the record! Generally, we mix loops/electronic sources with live instruments to create a seamless tapestry.

Favorite venue: Our favorite venue so far would have to be the Avalon Ballroom on Catalina Island. What an amazing place to play, in an unbelievably beautiful setting. Can't wait to go back!

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically? A willingness to experiment.

Did you know... That we wrote and recorded the "Hampsterdance Song ?

How you use the internet to help your career? We've been interacting with our fans via email since day one, and we still respond personally to everyone. Hopefully one day we'll become successful enough that we have to hire people to reply on our behalf!

Our Coffee Lounge is a great place to check in with us and other fans: http://www.four80east.com/board

What is in the near future? New album drops April 24! We'll be doing some live dates through the summer and into the fall across North America... watch our website for details.

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