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Catalogue no.: DC279
Release date: out now
Hot off the back of ‘Legend’, an early 2023 highlight, the boss continues his inspired form streak. ‘Simulator’ sees Beyer and Green Velvet re-unite for their first musical outing since ‘Space Date’ in 2018. The title track stands as one of the most beloved Drumcode releases of the last decade and reinforces the special musical synergy between Beyer and the Cajual Records founder.
Their latest union is no less memorable. Initially beginning life as a solo production in 2019, Beyer developed it over a number of years, later realising the track’s distinctive groove reminded him of a classic Green Velvet production ‘Destination Unknown’. After re-connecting with the Chicago legend, ‘Simulation’ as we know it, quickly came to fruition.
A rugged techno beast, it’s characterised by industrial grooves, brain melting oscillating effects and one of Green Velvet’s deft vocal lines – ‘constant stimulation inside the simulation’ – which speak fittingly of our times.
A mammoth track that’s been doing the business everywhere from the Ultra events in Miami, Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi, to Awakenings. Auspiciously, ‘Simulator’ will drop on 21 April, 2023, pegged in between Beyer’s first solo shows at Coachella, where he’ll headline the Yuma stage.
Written by: Alejandro Serrano