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Body Beat Ritual Drops New Track 'Sister Serpent' From 'Rawdogs' EP

Body Beat Ritual Drops New Track 'Sister Serpent' From 'Rawdogs' EP

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 8th July, 2020 11:17AM

If it's pounding underground club sonics you crave, Aotearoa's Body Beat Ritual (the electronic dance project of Alex K) has you sorted this coming Friday with his Rawdogs extended EP, gathering together eight previously unreleased tracks recorded from 2016 to 2019 into one hefty package. Hitting ears not unlike a 24 hour binge watch of Tetsuo The Iron Man squeezed into 5 minutes and 25 seconds, lead track 'Sister Serpent' mainlines tightly coiled grooves, jackhammer beats and post-industrial textures in its relentless mission to move bodies on the dancefloor. Described by the artist as "a snapshot of where I’ve been and maybe what’s to come,” Alex K explained how the idea for Rawdogs was sparked by a recent BBR international livestream performance...

"I was asked to play a Twitch stream during lockdown and my new material wasn’t ready so took the opportunity to play some tracks that I hadn’t never played or hadn’t since I played in Europe for the first 12’ release. Reading the live response from people online across the other side of the world was strange but encouraging and listening back to the set I realised tracks I felt were too raw or unfinished suddenly sounded resolved. I like the way they didn’t necessarily make sense together, it’s a reflection of how I write and so although I had offers to release the tracks separately I wanted to keep them together.

After four years of Body Beat Ritual I’ve figured out the fun for me is not knowing what the next batch of tracks will sound like, I just know it won’t sound like the last. I always thought the reaction from DJs would be confusion but I think in a sometimes homogenised techno scene an artist who’s sound is all over the map is a welcome break."

'Rawdogs' releases digitally on Friday 10th July via Body Beat Ritual's Bandcamp page here.


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