Black Tiger Sex Machine celebrate discovery in new album [Interview] : Dancing Astronaut

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Black Tiger Sex Machine

For years, Canadian trio Black Tiger Sex Machine have pushed the bass music envelope, usually going deeper, darker, and weirder than anybody else in the scene.

On Friday, March 2, the Kannibalen Records founders launched their sophomore album, New Worlds. They’ve teamed up with labelmates and associates throughout the album’s 10 songs, with every observe bringing recent and thrilling angles to their sound.

Members Marc Chagnon, Julien Maranda and Patrick Barry talked with DA concerning the course of behind the album, their BTSM Church neighborhood, and what’s subsequent for them this 12 months.

What can followers count on from New Worlds?

New Worlds is an album about discovery and uncertainty over what the longer term holds. It’s very dramatic and intense; there’s loads of pressure in all of the songs. All 10 tracks are very hard-hitting, with loads of sci-fi film influences, loads of orchestral components. We made all of the tracks in order that we may play them out reside, but in addition needed them to work in non-dancefloor settings, so we put rather a lot time into giving every one distinctive textures and depth. It’s bought wonderful contributions from different artists like YOOKiE, Apashe, Sullivan King, Lektrique, Kai Wachi, Panther and Macntaj.

How does it differ from Welcome to Our Church?

The album is extra constant total. We didn’t essentially stick to 1 style of music however there’s a sure diploma of unity in the sound of the album. We’ve simply matured over time as producers and songwriters so we really feel the standard in common is healthier. We’re additionally telling a extra advanced story with New Worlds. There’s a complete world we’re opening to folks with this LP. When you click on play on the primary track you’re coming into our sci-fi world. We simply shot a video for “Zombie” that ties into the story, together with all of the visuals for our upcoming tour, so every thing comes collectively to create a totally immersive expertise.

What has reception been like for the primary few singles from the album?

Reception has been wonderful; we’re feeling nice forward of the total album launch. The singles “Lions” with YOOKiE, “Zombie” that includes Panther and Madness with Sullivan King made large waves with our followers and bass lovers. The fashion and route appear to have happy followers and that’s all we may ask for.

What’s arising for you guys in 2018?

On the album launch day, the new Ceremony Tour kicks off additionally. We’re bringing our revamped stage to twenty+ cities throughout North America. We’ve bought loads of the Kannibalen fam on the highway with us. Kai Wachi, Lektrique, Sullivan King and Apashe will all be making appearances. After the tour we’ve got a bunch of festivals in addition to our first Asia tour which we’re tremendous pumped about!

Any tour dates in specific you’re wanting ahead to?

Our return to EDC is one in every of exhibits we’re tremendous hyped on. Last 12 months was magical and was large for our profession. We can’t wait to see how this 12 months seems. We’re tremendous excited for our tour; we’re including new gear to the manufacturing and we’ve been working exhausting on the lights and video programming for weeks now.

How has the BTSM Church neighborhood developed over time?

It’s grown into an excellent neighborhood the place folks assist one another in some ways. The BTSM Church group on Facebook could be very energetic. Everyday we examine folks getting via difficult life experiences utilizing our music. People are an increasing number of open about sharing their points with the BTSM Church neighborhood trigger they know they’ll get love and assist again from us and different followers. We’re an enormous household and the assist followers present different followers could be very transferring. When we first began up till now, we at all times put our give attention to the followers, as a result of they’re the rationale we get to do that day in day trip.

What are you enthusiastic about in the dance/digital music neighborhood proper now?

We really feel the scene has been maturing rather a lot and that has enabled tons of unique acts and sub-genres to return ahead. We really feel digital music followers have gotten an increasing number of educated and are on the lookout for extra originality from artists, and don’t need to maintain listening to the identical stylish sound. As artists we need to maintain evolving, and typically meaning taking dangers. Knowing the followers assist us in doing so is basically encouraging, as a result of on the finish of the day, we need to create music that they’ll take pleasure in.


New Worlds is out now on Kannibalen Records.

Tags: Black Tiger Sex Machine, BTSM, julien maranda, kai wachi, Kannibalen Records, lektrique, macntaj, marc chagnon, New Worlds, Panther, patrick barry, Sullivan King, Yookie

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