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01-16-07

Loq Artist Profile: The Panty Hoes


"...there is truth to the old saying, 'the one that taketh dance music seriously is the absolute fool.'".
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Loq Records recording artists, The Panty Hoes, do *not* have "man hands" (but they do have a good time).


Being robbed in Turkey does strange things to your hair.



Following the success of releases like "Shexy" on Subsky and Yunus' Red Flag label, and "Poetic Penetration" on UK legendary label Lost Language under the collaborative name "Espen & Elusive", one would think that the guys had the world figured out once and for all. Meanwhile their mothers met in secret, deciding it was time to have a serious chat with the boys, calling their music ballad-prog, predictable, lacking in the hihat department. Hiding their shame and disgust with themselves, Espen & Elusive took a Freudian turn and decided to dress like women and make music the way only the perverted, mentally deranged and generally afraid would. Hence the birth of the new duo: The Panty Hoes.

An alternate story about the project that is also based on true events. After already spending years collaborating under the name “Espen & Elusive”, the boys – Espen and Elusive being their respective names – realized, during a moment of deep contemplation, that there is truth to the old saying: “the one that taketh dance music seriously is the absolute fool.” As Lars (Elusive) puts it, “I think our most memorable tunes are the ones where we were saying ‘this is shit and we like it!’." Espen adds, “I hate it when I spend ten hours on a kick and snare – time is money, and there’s no money in dance music. So before you forget where you’re trying to go, just get the job done - having fun with your music is the ideal here.”

And if personal philosopy isn't enough to teach you to shrug off all that crusty dance music seiousness, real life appently can be. Lars, once booked for a gig in Turkey, got robbed five minutes prior to showtime with a knife to the throat. "Otherwise", he reported rather cheekily, "the weather was nice throughout". And Espen actuaully earned more money selling his music when he was a teenager (through,his own music at pioneer website, mp3.com) than he ever did after he was older and actually making bigger tunes for larger labels.

Besides right here on looq.com, you can also look The Panty Hoes up on something called "My Space"
http://www.myspace.com/thepantyhoes





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