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Reading tonight, so no big post. Still, here are two mp3's.
The Jedi Knights was the electro side-project of Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard, better known as ambient pioneers Global Communication. This appeared in the mid-90's, well before the 'electroclash' revival of those early 80's tracks. Ultimately they were forced to abandon this particular alias when George Lucas's lawyers got wind of their activities.
Unkle started out as a collaboration between DJ Shadow and James Lavelle of Mo'Wax Records. It's still going, but Shadow has left to pursue other projects. This is a track off of the 'Psyence Fiction' album which, to be honest, wasn't all that great. This tune, though, is awesome. Sweeping strings and a solid electro boom-bap. Simple but effective.