To me, "World Series of Love" by Midwest Product represents one of the best efforts put forward throughout the history of electronic music, especially when it comes to blurring genre / style lines. MP took "four on the floor" electronica and made it accessible to dance kids, rock heads, and everything that makes up the gray area in between.
The label who introduced them originally, Ghostly International, was a small, no-namer out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, led by a young Sam Valenti IV. I believe they had four artists signed - Dabyre, Matthew Dear, Dykehouse, and Midwest Product. If the label still had just the fab four that they had launched with, I would still be a fan of the once-mighty Ghost today. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned and business comes before creativity any day of the week.
It's a shame in a lot of ways that Midwest didn't make more music. After their break-up, Ghostly went on to sign a plethora of other artists. Sure, they still have Dear, Tycho (?), and some other names that I just can't seem to remember.
The point is that Midwest Product, for the short time that they were making music, accomplished so much with their sound, and yet only a few people know about them. I definitely feel the pain of A+R, especially since well, nothing comes close to this.
Over and out,
- G. to the L.