"Leading up to '†''s release in 2007, and well into the next decade, tracks from this record always felt best enjoyed in high temperatures. And whilst on the subject of heat, we cannot overlook how much we all love and were attracted to the sonic equivalent of heat: Distortion. While I’d also say that heat can be conveyed in a variety of ways through music, the idea of machines sounding like they were about to explode seduced our imaginations. This sound was often imitated, but it was apparent that Gaspard and Xavier’s love of disco and funk, pop, classical, glitch and rock ’n’ roll allowed them to fuse it with a sonic sensibility that gave us something to reshape the musical landscape on Earth. '†' will remain the defining album of this particular sound, as well as that particular moment in time."