Having pumped their way through New Zealand's electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year's Eve festival in 1997, Pitch Black have spent the last nine years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.
Hard to box into a single audio 'genre', Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys, created by Paddy Free and Michael Hodgson. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like "Richie Hawtin meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor".
Pitch Black first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Singles on 6 June 1999 with the song Dub Obscura. There are three entries by Pitch Black in the charts.
Chart placings by Pitch Black: