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Prior to the release of Keokiclash, the Superstar DJ himself moved back to New York City after five or so years of living in Los Angeles, allegedly to find a newfound inspiration in his longtime haunt. What Keoki seemingly found was electroclash, the hippest of hip scenes amid the early-2000s dance music scene, legendarily conceived in Williamsburg but in reality a global phenomenon with great commercial potential. The result is Keokiclash, an especially disreputable mix of neo-Moroder dance-pop with sex and drug motifs aplenty, proudly highlighted by some remixes of Miss Kittin (the "Ursula 1000 Mix" of "Madam Hollywood" and the "Vinyl Asylum Mix" of "Rippin Kittin") and "Fashion Rules" by Chicks on Speed. It's tempting to accuse Keoki of bandwagon-jumping here; after all, it's perhaps no coincidence that he chose to release a mix of the most marketable style of dance music circa 2003, just as he'd uncoincidentally flirted with trance and progressive house a couple years earlier. Taken as it is, Keokiclash is furthermore admittedly generic relative to the innumerable other electroclash releases of the early 2000s and certainly not original enough to escape ridicule by would-be critics. Even so, the ever-opportunistic Keoki has put together a fine comeback release, and a much needed one at that. If an album as momentarily fashionable as Keokiclash doesn't bring the Superstar DJ back from the brink of long-forgotten novelty, nothing will.