The UK acid house act Paranoid London have remixed The Chemical Brothers new single ‘Free Yourself’, which you can hear below.
Comprised of Gerardo Delgado and Quinn Whalley, the acid techno duo have been a fixture on the UK house scene since 2007 and released their self-titled debut album at the end of December 2014.
Paranoid London recently resurfaced with their first new track since 2016 titled ‘The Boombox’ Affair’, a tribute to the late LGBTQ activist and DJ, Bubbles Bubblesynsk and released in August 2018.
‘Free Yourself’ marks the first new material from The Chemical Brothers in two years. After dropping the track in September, they recently released the accompanying dystopian music video, featuring a group of AI robots who rebel against their masters to hit the dance floor.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, the new video was directed by long-time Chemical Brothers collaborators Dom&Nic, who have worked with The Chemical Brothers for two decades, previously producing the visuals for hits such as ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ and ‘Setting Sun’.
Of working on Free Yourself, Dom|&Nic said: “Why would artificial intelligence behave any different to humans discovering music and dance for the first time? We’ve all seen humans dancing brilliantly like robots, we’ve also seen robots dancing brilliantly like robots but you’ve never seen robots dancing badly like humans. That’s new…
“The Chemical Brothers music allows people to get out of their box at a gig or listening to the record – it’s a moment of frenzied abandonment to the music. We wanted to capture that feeling in the idea of an oppressed robot workforce suddenly abandoning themselves to music and fun. It’s robots having fun, robots being silly and robots raving!
“It’s a black comedy and an observation or conversation about the possible future relationship between robots, artificial intelligence and humans. Maybe we don’t have anything to be scared of, why do we think the worst about AI and humanity? We imagined a near future where robots had become a sentient underclass and we felt sorry for them and wanted to imagine them finding a way to free themselves, have fun and dance.”
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