Pitch Black fiddle with Rude Mechanicals
Long nights of sleep deprivation, unshaven Neanderthals seen lurching through Kingsland shops, it can only mean one thing - Pitch Black must be finishing another album....... They are! It's called "Rude Mechanicals", and its going to be out in New Zealand on August 6th, and the rest of the world thereafter.
Their fourth studio album contains nine tracks in their usual mash-up of styles from 0 to 170 bpm with bottom end to test even the hardiest of speakers, bits you never knew were there before, and general stereophonic goodness riding on the carrier wave of dub. Pitch Black are currently putting the finishing touches to the mix up at Kog studios and getting ready to tour throughout New Zealand in August. Then they're off to Europe, the US and Australia in September, and then back to the US and Japan in late November/ December. Phew!
Since their initial meeting in 1996, Mike and Paddy have shared the stage with acts such as Coldcut, Kraftwerk and Underworld and have rocked everywhere from small basement clubs to massive stadiums. They have released three albums; three remix discs, and embarked on six world tours. Pitch Black songs have been included on many international compilations, film soundtracks, and they recently licensed tracks for use on CSI: Miami and just completed all the music for a Sony PSP game called CUBE. Paddy has been working on his solo album and creating soundtracks for local contemporary dancers, and Mike has been travelling the world with his multimedia work.
The band toured Japan for the second time in May, they love it there; the people, the vibe, the food! No where else could you play a Dubstep/D&B party one night and a Hard House one the next and get an equally wicked audience response. While they were in Tokyo the guys worked on a collaboration and remix swap with local band Sun Paulo. They are a three-piece combination of 70s funk, Hendrix and Techno - yes really! You can check them out at http://myspace.com/sunpaulo .
Pitch Black are looking forward to getting these new tracks out of the studio and into the world. See you on the dancefloor soon.....
Latitude / Napier
Babalu's / Whangaparoa
Subculture / Queenstown
MC Refuel / Dunedin
Base / Christchurch
Shooters / Wanaka
Phat Club / Nelson
San Francisco Bath House / Wellington
Bar Mode / Palmerston North
Studio / Auckland