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MidPoint die-hards may remember singer/songwriter Xoe Wise from her appearance at last year’s festival (she’s also doing a fill-in solo set again this year). Though she does incorporate light electronic additives into her solo tracks, that element is much more vital to the sound of her other project, Kinky Love, which she fronts alongside keyboardist and programmer Dan Zima and keyboardist Alan Shinkunas. The music of Kinky Love fits perfectly with the band’s moniker, swaggering with a sensual elegance and swaying and shaking its hips to a smooth ’80s Pop/R&B vibe. Kinky Love released its debut EP, Promise, last year, while this year’s digital single, featuring the tracks “Sugar” and “Counting on Distance,” has helped raise the trio’s profile on a larger scale, earning nods of approval from NME and The Line of Best Fit.

YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: The chilled, sexy grooves of Everything But the Girl and Sade, Xoe Wise. (MB)

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