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What happens when you take an accomplished dancer who’s musically trained and unleash him in a studio? Well, if the conditions are right, you might get Aux 88. But not overnight… Tommy Hamilton had always been musically inclined. From the age of 5 he had played with drums, so the concept of the beat and rhythm were with him early on. While he was in high school in the early 80’s, influenced by his sister, he became a dancer.

Tom Tom, as he was to be known, became a member of a number of different dance groups, from the Cosmic Swingers, the Motor City Poppers, to the Devo Dancers. Things were going good, but Tom was looking for more. It was through the dance scene that Tom met up with BJ, another dancer who was looking for more. Together, in 1985 they formed Regime.

Regime was a live band that performed inspired cover versions of Cybotron and Model 500 tracks. It wasn’t so much that they were trying to break new ground by playing live—they knew no other way. MIDI and sequencers were virtually unheard of, especially to two high schoolers who simply had a love for the music. Though Regime soon broke up, Tom was sold on the concept of live electronic dance music.

Finding a kindred soul in Keith Tucker, who had been DJing as DJ K-1, they formed RX7. Not content to only do covers, RX7 also featured original tracks by both Tom and Tucker. They dominated a number of area festivals and for a time, there was even talk of them acting as tour support for techno godfather Juan Atkins’ Cybotron and Model 500.

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  • Poe23

    I'm not into techno, but this band is absolutely fascinating.

    9 May 10:58am Reply
  • emoglobiin

    Sure little fellow, I'll tell you a story. Why don't you sit right here? In the beginning, man was created. - oooooh - And then man created... - uhuh? - the beat!

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • PaulSn

    "Is it man or Machine" is one of my all-time techno favourites. So balanced, well put together with a futuristic feeling, long but unique.

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • aalio

    they should score the 2013 robocop

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • a_theorem

    deserve more plays

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Quarantehuit

    I've been looking for this

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • doornappel

    Aux 88 does it once again, the new Black Tokyo album is awesome!! Can't get enough... need more and more and more - one of the best electro acts EVER, up there with Gerald Donald if you'de ask me.

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • mahaprabhu

    AUX 88 и нет описания!!! Last FM низачот

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
  • polarityy

    where the hell is the new album?

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • BunkerT-CAIN

    and its fast!

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ogstyle85

    I would never dreamed that i have found a connection with this"AWESOME Style Music.

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • nervegasattack

    <3

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Y4S3

    CRISTAL STAR !

    16 Dec 2009 Reply
  • topgunarchitect

    They were excellent last nite in Dublin!

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Limeni_Nos

    wow, this is good. kraftwerk rip or not, I like it :D

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • mrgnmttg

    DOMINATION

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • SSNVberghem

    si

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • ugomonio

    Alien Bounce !!! !!!

    13 Apr 2009 Reply
  • doornappel

    'Mad Scientist' is Aux 88's new album, it is absolutely freakin' fabulous, fantastic and more! You will not believe what you hear, this music is as good as it ever was. Aux 88 I LOVE YOU!

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
  • BeerStickr

    tight shit

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
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