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Visual experimentations with sound

The music video to ‘We Need Nothing to Collide’ by London based producer and DJ Russ Chimes is completely mesmerising. Brightly coloured strips of light stream across a background of mundane landscapes in a way that is both hypnotic and strangely unsettling. In one scene the light snakes out of a dark open doorway, like an ominous yet seductive threshold to an alternative world. It’s fitting with the track, which possesses the infectious beat of house music and the increasingly unnerving build of repetitive sounds and lyrics. It sets you in a trance. Speaking of which, I think I’m going to watch it again.

Watch it for yourselves here:

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The Spanish Banger

I first heard Bailando by Daniel Steinberg, rather appropriately, in Menorca in the Summer. Last night, during a very odd evening which involved wearing blankets as turbans, it came on again and I remembered just how great it was. So I did a bit of browsing and found out, disappointingly, that Daniel isn’t Spanish. He’s German. A German DJ, I believe. No matter, this is still the ultimate spanish banger. It starts with the dripping of a tap (ooooh the suspense), before turning into a seriously jazzy, infectious tune. It sort of reminds me of Kwabena by Tuesday Born, but this is like Kwabena’s more hyperactive sister.

Give it a listen. I dare you not to dance.

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