Buzzworthy Obsession: Hey Champ

Chicago's Hey Champ makes seductive, slick electro-pop for the Members Only-jacket-with-the-sleeves-pushed-up-set, perfect for your backyard summer barbecues that devolve into nighttime dance parties.

Hey Champ got some exposure opening for Lupe Fiasco in 2008 after the Chicago rapper handpicked them off the strength of the group's "Cold Dust Girl" video. Since then, they've set about producing nonstop infectious jams such as "Neverest," combining the electro-funkiness of Prince and power-pop sensibilities of The Cars.

Listen to Hey Champ and behold their bacchanalian video for "Cold Dust Girl." And stay tuned for their debut album, Star, out July 13.