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Add N To (X): Avant Hard (Mute) The title of Add N To (X)'s second album seems to be a challenge, in keeping with the band's forbiddingly artistic reputation: are you cerebral enough to appreciate them? I'm relieved to report, then, that Avant Hard is not hard going at all. The London-based trio make fun instrumentals, overlaying the bloops and squelches of aged analogue synthesisers with honking car horns, twanging rulers, neighing horses and spooky sampled strings - not forgetting the poppy tunes and jazz-rock drums. A few of the vertiginous highlights are the symphonic "Revenge of the Black Regent"; the Jean- Michel-Jarre-meets-the-Chemical-Brothers disco of "Metal Fingers In My Body", and the sinister prettiness - and whistling - of "Machine is Bored With Love". Avant Hard could be Air remixed by Fatboy Slim.

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ON A Saturday afternoon you'd be hard-pressed to find a street more teeming with life than Electric Avenue, Brixton. The busy south London road - immortalised in song by Eddy Grant - is usually packed with shoppers. The nearby market is thronged with people looking for bargains. Tourists attracted to the area for its musical reputation come and go at the nearby Tube station. Yesterday was just such a Saturday, and up the road, the live music venue the Brixton Academy was preparing for a gig by dance music star FatBoy Slim, and a Saturday-night crowd of 4,000.

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It's a Brighton vs Manhattan thing. Shooting it out before 4000 up-for-it people at the Academy are two veteran DJ/producers who can't do anything wrong at the moment: Van Helden's new single "Flowerz" could well top the charts this weekend while the Fatboy's "Right Here Right Now" will surely be a massive hit the following week. As far as live performances go, Van Helden's current live set of disco-flavoured house and hip-hop is less known than that of Mr Cook (left), who is nothing short of awesome, especially when he throws in radical remixes of such pop standards as "When Doves Cry" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". Both of them will play their own sets and then finish off with a head-to-head finale which simply can't be missed.

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It was clear within a moment or two of Friday's Davis Cup coverage (BBC2) that it was not going to be one of the Corporation's subtler productions. There was a blast of Fatboy Slim over the titles, a few clips of Tim and Greg grunting and grinning, and then a cut straight to Sue Barker, draped in the Union flag like a blonde Britannia. The colours were not just nailed to the mast, but to the floor and ceiling too.

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