Having started out as laptop anarchists, the DAT Politicians have been expanding their appeal into other constituencies. There's fun to be had invoking seemingly light minimalists like Trio and the Flying Lizards; so they have it. There's also strength in the paradox of making smiley-faced, bobble-head beats, while constructing an all-encompassing, punk-as-fuck digital middle finger to the world of formalism, joining Bay Area experimental sampler-pop programmers like Matmos and Blectum From Blechdom for art critique poses as well. All the while, the DATs retain those gorgeous smiles on their Euro-trash faces and continue to shake their asses. Because eschewing those greasy potato sticks leaves a soul with more time for important things, like revolutions of the mind.