Ford & Lopatin

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Ford & Lopatin
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Ford and Lopatin in 2010
Background information
Also known as Games
Genres Electronic, synthpop
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Hippos in Tanks
Software Recording Co.
Associated acts
Members Joel Ford
Daniel Lopatin

Ford & Lopatin (formerly known as Games) is an American synthpop duo composed of electronic musician Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Joel Ford of the group Tigercity.

The pair began working early in 2010 on music heavily influenced by 1980s-era production techniques, including the use of digital and analog synthesizers, drum machines, and midi sequencers. Ford & Lopatin signed with record label Hippos in Tanks and released a 7" record and an EP, That We Can Play.[1] Both were issued on vinyl and as digital downloads, with no compact disc release.

In February 2011, the duo changed their name to Ford & Lopatin,[2] reportedly to preempt legal issues with the Interscope Records artist Game.[3] The duo's full-length debut, Channel Pressure, was released on their own Software Recording Co. label, a subsidiary of Kemado Records, in 2011.[4]