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Mp3 of the Week: Big Digits & Mark E. Moon

DOWNLOAD: Big Digits and DJ Mark E. Moon, "Music is Magic (Live)"

OTD leaked the studio version of this track last year, but if you’re relying on studio recordings to form your impressions of Boston party-rap saviors Big Digits, you’re missing 99.9 percent of the fun. Over the past year they've stepped their live game up considerably by adding Mark E. Moon to the stage and letting him run the show like a DJ set. With a specially-modified Wii controller in one hand and a laptop's worth of fun in the other, he dials in phantom beats, top-40 hits, underground mixes, and god knows what else underneath rabid MCs TD and No. 1. Now the Big Digits concert experience is coming to a digital format near you, with the release of Congratulations You Have Just Won a Free Apple iPhone, a live album recorded during their recent performance opening for geek-tronic legend Dan Deacon. In this excerpt, Moon takes Big Digits' "Music Is Magic" under a sped-up chop of Rihanna's "Umbrella" – taking the song from zero to hyperspace in 16 bars. Big Digits hold a CD-release party for iPhone tonight (Thursday, August 16) at Hennessey's. For an idea of what's in store, check the video for their track "The World Is Yourz":

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