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Kotchy is an electro-pop singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and remixer from Brooklyn who generated buzz on the Internet prior to making his album debut in 2009. Born Chad Curlow and originally from Indianapolis, he launched his musical career in Brooklyn, where at first he performed as the drummer of the Epochs, a local band. On his own, he billed himself as Kotchy (a name given to him by his grandmother) and released a series of EPs and free downloads in association with the labels Civil Music in London and Seclusiasis in Philadelphia. The early EPs include She Made It Easy (2008), Sing What You Want (2008), I'd Have to Be High (2009), and Le Passion, Yo! (2009), the latter a collaboration with rapper Shunda K of the group Yo Majesty. These early EPs, along with a bounty of freely downloadable MP3s that circulated in the music blogosphere, generated ever-increasing buzz about Kotchy. Comparisons were drawn between Kotchy and contemporary pop stars such as Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Beck, among others, and writers went to great lengths to categorize his genre-bending musical style, which draws from glitchy electronica and hip-hop in terms of production as well as pop, R&B, and rap in terms of songwriting. A high-profile remix of the Tricky single "Council Estate" (2008) also generated buzz about Kotchy. He made his full-length debut in 2009 with 89, a wide-ranging album that features most of his previously released singles. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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  2.   Check out My Keychain
  3.   She Made It Easy by Reso
  4.   Check Out My Keychain by Débruit
  5.   Check Out My Keychain by The Chap
  6.   Sing What You Want
  7.   A Superstar by The Silent Jeff
  8.   Three Lonely Girls
  9.   A Superstar by Hrdvsion
  10.   She Made It Easy by Drums of Death
  11.   You Can Have Me Right Now
  12.   Check Out My Keychain by Eclectic Method
  13.   Sing What You Want by Rusko
  14.   Holla
  15.   Same as It Never Was
  16.   A Superstar
  17.   Check Out My Keychain by Dev79
  18.   One for the Money
  19.   Party Your Blues Away (feat Benni E) by Benni
  20.   Track 16
  21.   Falling in Love
  22.   One For The Money by Bd1982
  23.   Pay Me
  24.   She Made It Easy
  25.   Gonna Have to Wait
  26.   One For The Money by Starkey
  27.   Sing What You Want by MRK1
  28.   Blood and Tongue
  29.   Shake
  30.   String Vinyl Bell
  31.   Raise Your Eyebrows
  32.   First Encounter by Shunda K.
  33.   Holla by Shunda K.
  34.   We Feelin' Each Other by Shunda K.
  35.   You Are by Shunda K.

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