Black Asteroid is a man with a unique vision for the future of techno. As a former engineer for Prince and half of acclaimed techno outfit MOTOR, Bryan Black has been consistently pushing the boundaries of electronic music for over two decades. He now launches his most ambitious project to date with Pitch Black, a new multi-faceted platform that encapsulates everything the man is about. With the podcast well underway, and the tour consistently arriving at new horizons, Black Asteroid moves forward with the next chapter in the Pitch Black dynasty. Combining his loves of fashion, love and art, each Pitch Black release is going to be a unique affair fusing different artists, designers and musicians.
For Pitch Black 001 Black Asteroid has exclusively collaborated with Italian-leather powerhouse GUIDI, and famed print publication StyleZeitgeist Magazine for an extremely limited run of leather sleeves to accompany the labels inaugural release; setting the tone from the outset, the dark-black sleeves hide an equally powerful musical journey within.
Featuring long-time collaborators Cold Cave, ‘Black Moon’ was originally released through Chris Liebings now defunct CLR imprint. For Pitch Black’s inaugural release, Black Asteroid takes back control of his 2014 classic, and hands the reigns over to the Queen of modern techno, Nicole Moudaber. Moudaber delivers a stomping peak-time remix that encapsulates her class as a producer, and clearly shows why she’s one of the most in demand DJ’s around. The piercing snares and crisp hats only act as a catalyst for the relentless energy of the mix, culminating in an 8-minute techno workout that’s sure to work on any floor.
Heading over to the b-side, Black Asteroid shares with us a previously unreleased Dub mix of the record. The version reeks of Black Asteroid clichés; thumping kick drums and warped vocals wind in and out of the instantly recognizable bassline to form a perfectly constructed Dub. This one is a nod to Black Asteroid’s ever growing Worldwide following, who will be sure to pick up the rarity.
He’s not finished there though - for the penultimate record, Black Asteroid finally shares something brand new from his musical collection. Completing the package, the aptly named ‘Frantic’, is just that. A comprehensive menagerie of snares and thumping kick drums, Frantic reminds us that, ahead of his hotly anticipated album this year, Black Asteroid is here to stay. And so, it seems is Pitch Black.
Published: 24th March 2016