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ROBOTIKUS is an Australian electronic act and live DJ headed by Hobart local Scott Targett. Their original music is influenced by the Disco, Funk, and House pioneers of the 1970's & 80's. It's a fresh blend of synth-pop, fused with contagious vocal hooks, classic drum tones, and groovy guitar. Targett, a seasoned musician, has been professionally playing most his life. In 2007, his Melbourne-band, Dukes of Windsor, signed to Island/Universal records. They kept a persistent touring/recording schedule, the "˜Dukes' made their way to the top of the Australian ARIA charts, remaining in the top 50 for 20 consecutive weeks and became the ARIA #1 club song of 2007. Now based in Hobart, Tasmania, Scott's focus has turned to ROBOTIKUS, of which he is responsible for most of the production, and performs weekly on the local scene. The band's latest release on the Casablanca Sunset label, "Blame It On The Devil," features a groovy beach side guitar riff with precise electronic production, jazzy keys, and a rhythmic falsetto vocal. A true music fan, Scott tailors his sets to different musical situations and can often be heard mixing a Michael Jackson classic alongside a top 40 pop gem or the latest ROBOTIKUS release. Locally, ROBOTIKUS has performed sets at Falls Festival, MONA, Junction Arts Festival and Taste of Tasmania as well as club nights around some of Hobart's more iconic haunts.