The field of electronic music has always suffered a lack of personality among many of its protagonists; not so much in their physical demeanour, but rather in the way they write and perform their music. There’s a prevailing stereotype of the “serious” DJ hunched behind the decks with an expressionless face playing austere body music, and in truth a lot of electronica has just lacked the human quality that more traditional band formats can provide. That’s a broadly sweeping statement, and when faced with some of the bloated egos that come with a bit of rock n’ roll, humility can be a very endearing prospect. Honestly though, a bit of spark never does any harm. Acts such as Noze, Matthew Dear, Bodycode and Dave Aju have been ambassadors for credible dance music that can sport character and self-sung vocals as a challenge to the wallflowers of old.