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Kiwi legends, Pitch Black share 'Invisible Chatter'

15 July 2016 - 0 Comments

It has been nine years since the award-winning duo (comprised of multimedia artist, Michael Hodgson and Salmonella Dub producer, Paddy Free) released their last album, Rude Mechanicals in 2007, and 17 years since their ground-shifting debut, Futureproof. What followed on from that 1999 debut album, would develop into an illustrious career as Pitch Black.

2016 signals the New Zealand electronic duo's return with a brand new single, Invisible Chatter, complete with two remixes of the track, provided by American producer, Kaminanda and new electronic act on New Zealand soil, Digital Playground. 

Featuring the lyrics and vocals of London local, Alison Evelyn, Invisible Chatter explores the duel themes of the world of invisible data and the earth raging against our use of the planet.

Listen to the original version & remixes of the single Invisible Chatter here:

The new track is the unmistakable work of Hodgson and Free, and in many ways, reflects the natural landscape of their native New Zealand: the bass reverberates through the Southern Alps, the beats skitter like cicadas on a sweltering summer’s afternoon, and the dub pours forth with all the rhythms and textures of the lush native bush and rivers.

The pioneering pair have since been living in different cities, and working on material of their own alongside their project as Pitch Black. Both renowned individually as solo artists and producers, Free has recently collaborated with Moana & the Tribe and Nga Tae, while Hodgson has been producing and remixing under his solo guise, Misled Convoy. As individuals, have very different approaches to music which can be summed up as: Free, manic groove-merchant of the pair, wants to do it for the crowd, while Mike, the dark dub-meister wants to do it to the crowd.

Over the years, aside from rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world, they have allured favour among many DJs (both radio and club) including John Peel (Radio One/BBC), Nick Luscombe (Xfm), Greg Roberts (Dreadzone) and Pete Lawrence (Big Chill). Their music has been used in fashion shows, computer games, TV shows such as True Blood and CSI plus many films, including the Oscar nominated Whale Rider. 

Listen to the remixes of Invisible Chatter:
Invisible Chatter (Kaminanda remix)
Invisible Chatter (Digital Playground remix)

Stay in touch with Pitch Black online: 

Official Website / Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram 
Soundcloud / YouTube

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