Two absolute masters going over to the Dark Side with serious results. Trademark elements from both artists combining into gorgeous vox laced dubbed out electronics, recorded in Berlin. The force is strong in these two... On the flip Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer's 'Vilod' collaboration takes the whole other side, twisting out the original parts and arriving on a planet all of his own. Metroplex Returns! TIP!On this collaboration with Mark Ernestus, of Rhythm & Sound, Juan offers new ways of hearing the future utilizing sounds of the recent past. Dark Side displays exquisite techno, electro, and dub influences to create a seamless, inspiring piece of music. The percussive rhythms and dub-influenced tones and melodies meld together under Juanï¿½s vocals. If anyoneï¿½s voice is right for techno, it is Magic Juan Atkinsï¿½ telling us to free our minds and travel to other realities.
Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer expertly maintain the dub sounds of the original track. They extend the cut to more than double the length and transform Dark Side into a meditative track steeped in broken and staccato beats. Laying a foundation of looping rhythmic patterns from the original track, this remix adds distorted, hollow snare drums to create new rhythms. Dissonant tones, introduced midway through the track, hint at a new melody, making the track mindful and danceable at the same time.