Can these guys do no wrong?
Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s Darkside continue to produce dark liquid vibes with their new remix of St. Vincent’s ‘Digital Witness’. A far cry from the original track (already very solid from the progressive pop artists ), the boys have applied their black musical alchemy to produce a slightly frightening but consistently groovy remix, evoking a strangely paradoxical phantom/robot sound.
A cold bassline, solid 4/4 bounce underlaying the track and a mass of eerie sound bites constitute the track, with Annie Clark’s vocals incredibly warped from here to Timbuktu. What eventuates is a sound caught between The Knife, a cold winter’s night and a robot having a seizure…sexily.
The remix is available on Jaar’s Other People website – click here to access it. Also check out their mind-numbingly good Boiler Room set – played out on a Brooklyn Rooftop late last year, sans your normal Boiler Room munting crowds. Impressive!
Darkside are currently on their Australia Tour, kicking off at the Hi-Fi in Sydney tonight. Are you heading down?
Wednesday, 2nd April 2014
The Hi-Fi, Sydney
Friday, 4th April 2014
Palace Theatre, Melbourne