Back in the mid to late '90s one of my favorite bands was the Minneapolis duo Sukpatch. They were a kind of twee hip hop act, two white boys cutting and pasting samples over phat beats, a sort of precursor to the kind of thing Hot Chip have mastered. They put out a few records themselves, then got signed to the Beastie Boys' label Grand Royal - just in time for the label to fold. They finally called it quits in 2004.
Ultrachorus are former Sukpatch-er Chris Heidman and fellow Minneapolis studio production whiz Jeff Lorentzen. They make electronic pop with a few analog and organic twists. They have a new 7" single out - Words Kept Talking b/w Planetman. They also did a remix of 1901 by current blogosphere faves Phoenix.
Phoenix - 1901 (Ultrachorus Remix))