Two decades could be considered the music industry’s version of an aeon. Very few survive that length of time embroiled in what is a decidedly fickle business. True success stories are even fewer. One-hit wonders go from supernova to black hole in a matter of weeks. Bands routinely put out great albums, tour relentlessly and then implode under the pressure to top their game with their next release. Labels sprout like mushrooms, only to fester and die in a landscape that is becoming increasingly bereft of fiscal nourishment. It takes a special breed to withstand the tribulations that face those who gamble on making a living bringing music to our ears. None so much as those crazy bastards counting their cards in the slippery world of electronica.