Long before DAWs and the digital revolution, dance music could only be brought to life by a multitude of machines and different types of hardware. Samplers that could only provide a handful of sounds with a small selection of effects meant there was not much room for manipulation, so it only encouraged innovation. The foundation of everything we listen to today, from Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Jean Michel Jarre, Richie Hawtin, Underworld, and so many more come from that spectrum of production.
This is basis for Boys Noise‘s newest project, titled Strictly Raw, which will feature a compilation of tracks that are made from only a single drum machine and no more than a couple synths. Giving us a preview, this collaboration with Pilo absolutely lives up to the high caliber of heavy, mean techno tunes that Boys Noise is known for. The analog element provides a particularly clear and polished sound, almost like comparing mp3s to WAV files. Cerebral slams the speakers and does so in a dark, minimalist fashion.
The entire compilation comes out May 29th and of course vinyl is an option.