2013-08-22T11:17:18-04:00 2013-08-22T09:28:37-04:00

Wax Motif & Neoteric - "Das Machines"

It's safe to say that the obscurity of experimental music knows no bounds. By definition, the sound isn't restricted to a specific template, mood, or method of production. This means that releases from "experimental" artists are essentially unpredictable and vary greatly from producer to producer. Take Main Course for example, the brand new label founded by Neoteric, Astronomar, and Bot. If you're familiar with them, or with any of the three founding fathers, you'll know that their music is nothing short of unconventional. The label operates under the age-old philosophy that would-be artists need to "find their own voice" in order to be successful. In the case of Wax Motif & Neoteric's latest release, "Das Machines", the voice has been found and is screaming louder than a bunch of teenage girls being spat on by that one Canadian.

The press release for Das Machines says it better than I ever could:

"It looks as though we’ve broken the machine! Internets, CDJs, speakers and club lighting are all at risk this summer, as Das Machines enter festival setlists and mixtapes worldwide. A high energy, spastic collaboration was the result of a week of studio sessions in Berlin before the duo departed on a European tour."

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Accompanied by an equally unorthodox video, the original version plays at 129 bpm and features a multitude of samples and distorted vocals. The "bababa" sample littered throughout may remind you of this gem from Buraka Som Sistema. In fact, the tune sounds a bit like industrial hyped-up kudoro, but that's just a matter of opinion.

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The epic dub version takes a slightly different approach than the original. It's less complex, easier to listen to, and even features the debut of Neoteric's RoboRasta-style vocals on the drop (0:58). According to Astronomar, this version is a better fit for live sets and makes a more frequent appearance in his own performances.

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7 years ago

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