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Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Broder began making eccentric turntablist music as Fog and hooked up with the British label Ninja Tune. Born in Minneapolis, MN, where he continued to reside, Broder turned to music as an escape from the outside world. He confined himself to his basement and learned several instruments while simultaneously taking an interest in the escapist aspects of hip-hop. Eventually, after growing ill and dropping out of school, Broder dedicated himself to music, crafting eccentric tracks that were rooted in hip-hop but integrated numerous other elements and instruments. His recordings attracted the interest of prominent British trip-hop label Ninja Tune, who released a self-titled collection of his work in 2002, followed by the Check Fraud 12". At this point, Broder began collaborating with a few fellow Minneapolis musicians -- guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker, bassist Baer Erickson, drummer Martin Dosh -- and turned his solo project into a full-fledged group capable of performing live. ~ Jason Birchmeier