Avenue D was a female electroclash duo from Miami, Florida, based out of New York City and consisting of Debbie and Daphne D. The band are proteges of Larry Tee, and perform for his parties. Their music is an energetic, humorous and sexually-explicit mix of rap, electro and new wave. They began in 2001, as part of New York's electroclash movement, which also included artists like Fischerspooner, ADULT. and Felix Da Housecat. In 2005, they scored a moderate hit with "Do I Look Like a Slut?" on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales,. The same year, their song "Orgasmatron" was featured prominently in Eon McKai's alt-porn film Neu Wave Hookers. The band was also politically active, and played rallies and benefits for causes such as gay marriage.
They released three albums independently on their own label, Avenue Dreams. Despite this method of production and distribution, they still managed to sell approximately 50,000 records worldwide. In 2004, they collaborated on Boy George's electroclash project, The Twin, by appearing on his CD, Yum Yum, on the track "Fire-Desire"'. A Mash-Up of their "Do I Look Like A Slut" with The Twin's "Here Come The Girls" was also made but remains unreleased.
The pair performed at clubs and parties in Australia, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Serbia, and all across Europe and the United States.
On November 19, 2007, the band announced on their website that they were breaking up the band. They performed two final shows in December of that year. In December 2008, Debbie D returned to the stage as a member of the Miami Bass Warriors with Otto Von Schirach. On September 24, 2009, that band released a self-titled 12" record.
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This article was published on Wednesday 30 November, 2011.