Sonarpilot – City in the Sky [The Mirage Project #1] (Video)

SONARPILOT PRESENTS – THE MIRAGE PROJECT

A collection of six stunning fractal films with bespoke electronic soundtracks, appearing monthly online from May to December 2020 at: www.themirageproject.com

The Mirage Project is a series of six short films that explore a strange parallel universe of hypnotic beauty.

The movies, each eight to ten minutes long, dive into different worlds, ranging from futuristic cities to deserted machine planets. All of the journeys circle around fundamental human questions: What is our place in the cosmos? What promises and threats does our future hold?

The videos and their soundtrack have been created by Swiss electronic musician Sonarpilot in cooperation with film producer Roger Mäder. “Electronic music has a long history of using visuals as a background on the dancefloor or at live events.

Usually this content is more of a by-product, poorly produced and not something you’d really want to look at”, explains Michael Moppert, the creative head Sonarpilot. “We wanted to craft something more: An immersive experience with visuals that are equally well crafted as the music.”

The whole production took 18 months. “We were working on the music and the visuals in parallel, to make sure that both elements support each other in an optimal way,” explains Michael. The process was a real challenge: “We were using software that generates highly complex fractals.

Some of the formulas took a week to render one minute of video,” Roger explains. Once the visual raw material for a world was generated, Michael started to edit the video and, at the same time, write the music. “It was our vision to create something like the concept albums of the 1970’s”, says Michael.

“I grew up with these beautiful records, with artwork and music that supported each other. We wanted to do something similar, using today’s digital technology”. The result are six different journeys into strange worlds, carefully edited and arranged with a soundtrack that matches perfectly.

The first video ‘City In The Sky’ appearing online at www.themirageproject.com. Subsequent mirage videos will be released monthly from July, through to December.

Each mirage’s soundtrack will also be simultaneously released as a single, available via Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and all leading digital music platforms.

Nawy – Deep Therapy (Spotify)

Nawy – Deep Therapy (Spotify)

When things don’t go as you plan and you’re not the person you thought you would be. When your world turns upside down and you look from the distance to see you are not where you should be. When the person who you thought would always be there leaves and all you now have is despair. The moment you realize the universe is no longer on your side. The only thing you can do is look in the mirror for answers. A wonderful melodic techno/house from Nawy.

Sometimes we have to go deep within ourselves to find out the next step.

Nawy is a producer from Stockholm, Sweden.
https://nawyproduction.com/

Dance Loud – Hear Me Out (Video)

Hear Me Out is about being in a relationship, wanting to spend eternity with someone yet sometimes you need to spend time apart to heal and reflect, so you don’t come back and start to shout.

Dance Loud is not a DJ and is not a band, its something weird in between. Dance Loud is a Chicago based duo that incorporates a mix of analog and digital, formed in 2008. The duo consists of Desereé on vocals, drum kit, & guitar while Kristin on drum pads, turntables, & synths. Multi-instumentalists, producers, engineers backed with a bachelor’s in audio engineering & music business.

https://www.youtube.com/user/DesereeFawnDJKristin

https://m.facebook.com/DanceLoudMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/danceloudmusic

Mkay – Suomi (Spotify)

Mkay – Suomi
(Spotify)

Mkay – Suomi (Spotify)

The production here is mesmerizing, the layering pretty wise and listening experience wild. Discover this amazing #techno track "Suomi by MKkay..
Mkay is a producer from Belgium - Antwerp, he has been making electronic music for 4-5 years now. He started out with lofi / hip hop but gradually evolved into the more uptempo deep melodic house / techno / electronica genre. This track is the title song from the new EP approximation and was creating entirely during the Coronavirus Quarantaine period. Its the result of hours of playing around with hardware synthesizers such as the Prophet 6 with each sound meticiously sampled and layered.

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Catching Flies, Andhim – Opals (Andhim Remix) (Spotify)

Catching Flies, Andhim – Opals (Andhim Remix)
(Spotify)

Catching Flies, Andhim – Opals (Andhim Remix) (Spotify)

Catching Flies presents 'Silver Linings Remixed', a remix album featuring versions of tracks from his debut album reimagined by DJ Seinfeld, Andhim, Soundbwoy Killah, Laurence Guy, Ron Basejam, Freddie Joachim, Grandbrothers and more.

Sequenced by Catching Flies into a flowing narrative arc, the remixes come from some of the producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ's favorite artists, hand picked by him to transform 'Silver Linings' into an alternate version.

George King began Catching Flies in late 2012, drawing inspiration from a wide-ranging palette of music including jazz, soul, hip-hop, house and electronica. His debut album ‘Silver Linings’ was released in July 2019 and was hailed as "a soundtrack to summertime" by The 405 and awarded Album of the Month by Future Music who described it as "a brilliantly eclectic record…a moving journey that will last long in the memory". Clash Magazine praised the LP’s "killer beats" and "artfully orchestrated introspection" whilst London In Stereo praised its "exceptional production". Other coverage for the album included The Guardian, Complex, Dazed & Confused, and Nowness, with radio support across BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Worldwide FM and more. Artist support for ‘Silver Linings’ has come from the likes of Bonobo, Jungle (BBC Radio One Residency), George Fitzgerald and Lane 8. His ever growing fanbase has seen him perform live and DJ sets across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.

Kennedy One – Machina (Spotify)

Kennedy One – Machina
(Spotify)

Kennedy One – Machina (Spotify)

Kennedy One's current single 'Machina' is an instrumental minimal / melodic techno track. It evokes the power and conflict that results from bringing together human and machine, done to satisfy our limitless quest to be faster, stronger, better. Synths are contrasted with real strings.

Four Hands (GER) – Reminisce (Spotify)

Four Hands (GER) – Reminisce
(Spotify)

Four Hands (GER) – Reminisce (Spotify)

German producers Four Hands kick off their new label Verspielt with the release of Modulate EP which marks the start of a new venture into the depths of electronic music and the subtle nuances of exploring the boundaries of traditional genres.

‘Reminisce’ is a blockbuster production that deconstructs the Techno, House and Trance genres and reimagines the constructs of each variety for a record that showcases their skillsets with a 2020 take on the recent unification of melodic dance music with a more underground outlook that leans into the modern Techno vibe.

Shuttling right out of the gates with a pumping and bass-heavy kick, the record quickly cracks into action with a supple low end sub bass and soft teasing intros of the synths that hark back to classic euphoric styles with an ominous and modernised format. Licks of synth leads scatter high, low and then direct through the middle of the spectrum to give a three-dimensional soundscape that absorbs layers of melody from every angle both wide and through the middle of the sonic field. The middle breaks start to feel more Progressive as layers begin to stack up and the complexity of the production becomes clearer than the simpler intro might suggest. Listen closer and you can detect the melodic layers are stacked through multiple channels of arpeggiators, stabs and a gliding melody that all twist and turn to become one. Nothing in the production is there as filler content, but every slick hook, melody and run of FX seems to be planned and executed with purpose, the mark of a powerful electronic music record in our ears. This is a slick production that shows attention to detail, respect for the engineering process and creativity in abundance.

It’s a bold first entry from Verspielt Musik and Four Hands, but if this is the debut – we can only assume that 2020 is going to be a busy and exciting year ahead if there’s more to come from the beat-lab where this jewel was cooked up.

‘Reminisce’ is out now as a part of the Modulate EP and launches the new Verspielt Musik project into action.

Tableland – My Dreams Are Slowly Dying (Spotify)

Tableland – My Dreams Are Slowly Dying
(Spotify)

Tableland – My Dreams Are Slowly Dying (Spotify)

Following Tableland’s debut release at the end of the decade that picked up support from the likes of DJ Bone, Danny Daze, Laurent Garnier, Jon Hester and Nemone on BBC 6 Music, the Girls of the Internet producer re-joins his self-titled imprint in 2020. The Girls Of The Internet continue to feed their superb reputation of delivering funk-fuelled electronics that draws inspiration from a variety of electronic music styles from the last 40 years.
‘My Dreams Are Slowly Dying’ kicks things off with pulsating kicks, undulant euphoria in the form of dreamy leads and stabbing melodies that fluctuate throughout. ‘Pyramid Scheme’ surges into squeaky modulations, jazzy tones and funky atmospherics that rolls with vibrant energy while ‘Charlie + Suzie’ offers up shuffling rhythms, subdued yet emotive synths underneath clattering highs and snares that get introduced in the latter stages.
Flowing grooves, a sultry sax line and inviting soulful elements take the focus in ‘This Must Be The Place’ before ‘Wormwood’ rounds off the enchanting EP with a calming house cut harmonising together exquisite keys, deep bass vibrations and uplifting oscillations which carry you away until the end.

Exenye – Korax (Spotify)

Exenye – Korax
(Spotify)

Exenye – Korax (Spotify)

Melodic straight techno track, ready for the dance floor