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This is the debut full-length release by France's Jean-Vincent Luccini aka Sarah Goldfarb, in partnership with his friend Jean-Christophe Hallary (JHK). Named after that old lady on speed from the movie Requiem For A Dream, the producer from Marseille loves puns, genre-defying credentials, and synthetic sounds with lots of thrust. Since 2003, Jean-Vincent has been producing quality techno as Sarah Goldfarb, endowing a long-ranging array of labels old and young with his hypnotic beat patterns. Heartbeat City was named after the seminal album by '80s new wave band The Cars (and reputedly, the song titles on Goldfarb's Heartbeat City are all taken from actual lyrics of actual Cars songs), and it isn't just the next logical step in a well-funded career, it's the result of a labor of love and the need to evolve musically. He invited a good friend and neighbor to his studio to help him with the album, the highly-talented but virtually unknown Jean-Christophe Hallary, and it took them both over half a year of intense bricolage. The final product, as detailed as it is accessible, is a multi-layered and danceable beast of an album, offering perfect dramaturgy and pin-pointed kicks galore. Hypnotic repetition, industrial quirkiness, and techno exoticism exquisitely shrouded in mystery and intrigue.