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PREMIERE: Psychedelic Electronic Producer Slackbaba Remixes Johny Dar ‘Alien Animal’


UK-based psychedelic electronic producer, Slackbaba, has remixed Johny Dar’s ‘Alien Animal’, set for release on 2nd November via DAR the MUSIC. Jonathan Smith, better known by his moniker Slackbaba, is one of the most respected and influential producers of psychedelic music. He has created a catalogue of timeless tracks and continues to impress audiences the world over with his unique blend of sonic influences and selection of cutting edge, genre-bending tunes. With a sound that grabs influences from house, dub, techno, and bass, he has crafted one of the most recognisable sounds in an over-saturated world. Taking influence from a wide range of styles, Slackbaba pushes the envelope of electronic music and delivers a fresh take on psychedelic electronica through his cross-boundary hybrid grooves. He has graced stages at festivals like Ozora, Symbiosis Gathering, Manifest, and Sun Spirit for almost a decade, spearheading a new movement in psychedelic electronica with his eclectic sets.

Johny Dar is a multidisciplinary artist pioneering original forms of artistic expression through fine art, fashion, music and multimedia. His groundbreaking creative work has been hailed as a budding new renaissance and has attracted international acclaim across a wide range of industries and media. His upcoming ‘Dardelica’ album has attracted support from the likes of Clash Magazine, Music Week, Data Transmission, Paste Magazine, FGUK and 1883 Magazine. Johny Dar has been featured in esteemed publications like Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Le Monde, Die Zeit, New York Times, Harpers Bazaar, Fault, Hunger, Kaltblut, Aesthetica, Tatler, and Flair among others, and has collaborated with Jessie J, Florence Welch, Harry Styles, Sir Elton John, Carla Bruni, Bryan Adams, Julio Iglesias, Tom Waits, Dannii Minogue, Marianne Faithfull, Victoria Beckham, Melanie C and Sam Smith on a host of creative projects. His immersive lifestyle events offer unique interactive experiences combining music with fine art, fashion, motion graphics and more.

Slackbaba’s remix of ‘Alien Animal’ marks the latest chapter in the story of his musical journey. Drawing on the original track’s bold character and style he carries the listener through a labyrinth of pulsing rhythms and mind-bending sonic states in an exciting and exhilarating take on the original piece. Slackbaba transforms ‘Alien Animal’ into a techno-influenced bass-house track that is sure to fill any dancefloor with keen listeners and dynamic movers. Constantly changing, the listener undergoes a similar metamorphosis as Johny Dar’s modulated vocals bounce across a sophisticated body of production that ebbs and flows across the ever changing landscape of Slackbaba’s electronic textures.

Dar’s collaboration with Slackbaba was first introduced at the recent Johny Dar event at London Fashion Week, where Slackbaba set the mood with his unique soundscapes, to mark the launch of Dar’s new art exhibition ‘Where the Future Starts’. With the upcoming release of the ‘Alien Animal’ remix, the sensory sonic jungle of Dardelica takes a new and psychedelic twist, that as irresistible as it is intriguing.


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