Thor Rixon drops catchy cut ‘Dark Side’ featuring Deep Aztec, with video.
The charismatic producer crafts a special surprise blend of nu-disco, lo-fi and house, written entirely on analog drum-machines, synthesizers, samplers and his very own custom-built modular synth and recorded on 1/8″ tape. Eschewing the computer allows a sound that’s warm, dirty and full of deep grooves, channelling global-funk & bedroom pop.
Born in Cape Town, Thor has been immersed in the heart of Berlin’s music scene for the last five years. ‘Deep Aztec and I have worked closely together for years. We wrote ‘Dark Side’ when Aza was visiting Berlin from Cape Town in September 2019’ Thor says. ‘We wrote the song in an afternoon in my very humble bedroom studio. Everything just flowed in that session and it all happened so fast. We felt we had found something special once we were done that day.’
The video was shot in Cape Town with FarOutFilms mid-March before worldwide lockdown, then edited and sculpted with animator Caitie Weare. ‘We wanted a very nostalgic lo-fi aesthetic to match the tone of the track. The message and concept of the track is the relationship we have between love and drugs; our reliance on a ‘good time’ and how that can lead to a ‘dark side’. We tried to convey this message with the visuals using positive ‘good time’ footage which slowly devolves into disturbing and ‘dark’ imagery.’
‘Dark Side’ is out now on Thor’s Eko Worldwide imprint.
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“The music, the look, the dance moves, the confidence—whatever this guy’s selling, we’re buying.” This Song Is Sick
“The perfect soundtrack to both sitting in your feelings and dancing around your bedroom.” EARMILK
“Thor Rixon injects a freshness into the world of dream/pop…” Acid Stag
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