Dance Beat: Devo, Twilight Circus, Raymond Scott ...

'80s techno geeks to host trivia test, electro-dub producer to release new album, early electronic-music pioneer's retrospective set.

Holland-based one-man electronic-dub producer Twilight Circus (born Ryan Moore) will release Dub Voyage on June 12. The album is the eighth on his own M Records. ... Goofy techno-pop innovators Devo will host the second annual Rhino Musical Aptitude Test on May 17, at a Tower Records on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard. The music-trivia quiz, which begins at 9 p.m. EDT, can be taken over the Internet (www.rhino.com) or at Tower Records locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Nashville and Seattle. Devo will sign copies of their upcoming compilation, Pioneers Who Got Scalped. ...

A two-CD compilation of music from the 1950s and '60s by sound pioneer Raymond Scott will be released May 16. The tracks on Manhattan Research Inc., which features collaborations with Jim Henson and Moog analog synthesizer inventor Robert Moog and includes a 144-page hardcover book, range from experimental early electronic music to detergent-commercial jingles.

R&B vocalist Kelis is collaborating with dance artist Moby. The "Caught Out There" singer is working with Moby in a New York studio. ... Talkin' Loud Records founder and BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson will release a two-CD mix compilation July 18 through New York's Giant Step Records. INCredible Sound of Gilles Peterson features tracks by Jimmy Smith, A Tribe Called Quest and Da Lata. ...

The lineup for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival will be announced at a 10 a.m. press conference on Monday (May 1) in downtown Detroit. The three-day festival, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend in the city where techno was founded almost 20 years ago, is being organized by innovative producer and Planet E Records founder Carl Craig in conjunction with the city of Detroit. ...

Basement Jaxx will release "Bingo Bango" as a single June 13. The third from their 1999 hit album, Remedy, it will feature remixes by David Morales and DJ Funk. ... Veteran DJ Danny Tenaglia has remixed "Flash" by Green Velvet for the re-release of the single. ...

Detroit techno producer Dan Bell has released his first-ever mix-CD, Globus Mix Vol. 4: The Button Down Mind of Daniel Bell, on Berlin's Tresor Records. The album contains tracks by Bell, Thomas Brinkmann and Herbert. ... The Crystal Method are in the studio recording the follow-up to their 1997 debut, Vegas....

Slicker, the recording alias of John Hughes III (son of film director John Hughes), has released an EP of remixes of collaborative tracks with artists including Savath + Savalas and Matmos.

— sonicnet.com staff reports