Most blogged artists: Gorillaz, RJD2, Kisses

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British alternative/electronic act Gorillaz, whose studio album Plastic Beach is now available, is the most blogged musical act on March 8, according to The Hype Machine. Oxford, England indie dance-punk band Foals is number two on the list, followed by RJD2, an American producer, singer, and instrumentalist.

Philadelphia resident RJD2 released the album Colossus in January, and it is the remix of his track "The Shining Path" by Alan Wilkis that is now being shared by music bloggers. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side ( writes "Quickly becoming the go-to guy for remixes among the indie sector, Wilkis has a knack for retaining the integrity of the original track but adding just enough flavour to make the interpretation fresh and worth listening to. His latest victim is RJD2, a most worthy adversary."

Also hitting a top spot in the blogosphere is Kisses, a disco-pop duo from Los Angeles, California whose dreamy track "Bermuda" is making its way around the blogosphere. Tracasseur ( reviews, "Love at first listen!" while The New Gay ( calls the track "an almost perfect pop song." "Bermuda" will be released as a single, accompanied by a remix, in late April.

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on March 4 at 10:00 AM GMT:

• Gorillaz (+1)
• Foals (+4)
• RJD2 (new)
• Kisses (new)
• Cults (new)
• Sparklehorse (new)
• Drake (new)
• Rogue Wave (new)
• Secret Cities (new)
• Mumford & Sons (new)

Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy MP3s.