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    Icona Pop is a Swedish DJ duo who were formed in 2009. The two members Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, grew up in Stockholm and met at a party at Caroline’s house after Aino had her heart broken. Photo: Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio.
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    The duo most recently performed at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party Presented by VISIT FLORIDA at Fontainebleau's BleauLive in Miami on June 29, 2013. Photo: Getty Images
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    All of the female bands inspire Aina and Caroline , but some that stand out are the Spice Girls, PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Tina Turner, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Robyn. Photo: Getty Images
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    Aino and Caroline decided to sample lyrics from Tupac Shakur's, for "Girlfriend" because Caroline grew up with hip hop and thinks Tupac is one of the best rappers of all time. The girls actually had to write a letter to Pac's mom for permission to sample his lyrics! Photo: Everett Collection
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    "I Love It" has been such a hit that is has also been featured in the FOX musical-comedy series, Glee, Samsung Galaxy S4's advertisement and a 2013 ShoeDazzle commercial. Photo: Everett Collection
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    A:“Oh yes, we will sing karaoke on the bus,” C:“Sisqo’s ‘Thong Song’ — that’s our Top 10 song when it comes to karaoke.” Photo: Youtube/Vevo
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    "We share most of the clothes that we have." Photo: Getty Images
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    "When we write we have to follow our feelings... Sometimes we want to be out in the forest and listening to the silence and other times we feel more alive on the dance floor." Photo: Shutterstock
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    The girls are living like "gypsies" touring all over the place but their home base is New York City! Photo: Shutterstock
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    C: "We blew up our sound system at our second show. So we couldn’t play. Icona Pop without bass is like comparing good whiskey to a Bud Light or something. It doesn’t work." Photo: Shutterstock
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    "We love watching documentaries and listening to podcasts about space. That’s one thing that we do every night, listen to different podcasts [from Swedish radio]. Space, but then also about weird stories, like mafia things." Photo: Shutterstock
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    "We are like two super heroes when it comes to style. We love the masculine meets feminine and posh meets punk. It's all about mixing." Photo: Shutterstock
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    To chill out before going on stage they listen to Tinariwen. "It’s almost like you get into a trance, because the rhythms are just repetitive and very strong." Photo: Youtube/Vevo
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    "I Love It" was featured in the third episode of the second season of Girls on HBO, and his been a hit ever since!
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    They have a simple creative style and they start most of their tracks with bass drums and build from there. Photo: Shutterstock
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    They are best friends and "platonic soul mates". Photo: Getty Images
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    "Sweden's got the best tasting water in the whole world so maybe there is something magic about it." Photo: Shutterstock
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    “We always carry a mike everywhere, so we can record everywhere...We build studios in our hotel rooms, closets, our car." Photo: Getty Images
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    "We always sleep with a pen and paper next to the bed so that we don't forget anything during the night." Photo: Shutterstock
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    Jag är nittio bit* means "I'm a '90s bit*" in Swedish. Photo: Getty Images
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    Aino's favorite app is Shazam. "I love Shazam because there’s so many times when you wonder like, “oh, what song is this?” and then you can just Shazam it." Caroline loves Yelp.
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    "We love to watch [lousy] TV shows. We love, like, “Days of Our Lives,” “Teen Mom” — I cry sometimes when I watch it, it’s really sad." Photo: Getty Images
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    Their favorite song to dance to is Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place”. "It’s [got] some kind of like grown-up groove in it, so even though you’re 50, you can dance to it."
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    A: "We’re living like gypsy people and carrying everything in our bags; so you mainly have your whole life in 23 kilos (50 pounds) which we can fit on an airplane. But we have to have a computer, headphones and always sunglasses." Photo: Shutterstock
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    In 2013, they embarked on a tour of the United States with Passion Pit and Matt & Kim Photo: Rachel Kaplan
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    Ainos makes a famous vegetarian Gambian BBQ that is to die for! Photo: Getty Images
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