Period & Style
The dynamic L.A. duo of Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda return with their second EP for Fade to Mind, collection of seven bio-mechanically engineered heavy-hitting club experiments. Enter the paranoid universe of Skycell; a game you don't know you're playing, a hostile environment where your mind takes a vacation, but your body is in a cage. The songs of Skycell are built from air bursts, glimmering chimes, sunken bass, metallic scrapes, and industrial crashes. As the tension looms you begin to realize you are in an elevated jail cell with no bars, where your only escape is to free fall to your demise.
Skycell's clanging, grime-inflected lead single "Mecha" is visualized by video director Jude MC who says, "By sampling footage from contemporary sci-fi and action films I am able to, through a process of divination, analyze the culture surrounding technological advancement and the mechanization of earth. Through time, we will see if life imitates art along the path of what is prophesied in these films, in the meantime they are certainly entertaining to watch."
out now on Fade To Mind:
Video by Jude MC
Starring Moon Ratus (Alicia Vasquez)
Special thanks to: David Elder, Fldizayn, Tim Jones & Mario Medina
Sources are sampled for demonstrational use only. Any and all copyrighted material deployed by the artist are assuming the position of "Fair Use" - in an educational effort to develop a working critique of the subject matter.