It isn't often that bands credit Connecticut as the launch pad for their musical success. "We had a recurring DJ night in Hartford," says Matthew Young, singer/producer for electro-pop foursome Body Language. "We would spin house music and make our own tracks and put them in our sets. That's how we learned. It was a blast, because basically it was the only thing to do in Hartford." Now based in Brooklyn, Body Language's party-rocking roots are still evident. Tracks tilt between disco beats and dreamy synth chords, transporting listeners from a hazy beach to an early-'80s dance club.

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