Neosignal’s recent album ‘Raum und Zeit’ highlighted them as one of bass music’s most interesting future prospects. With peer support from the likes of Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Opiuo and Noisia (who’ve signed them to their Division Recordings label) the German pairing of Florian Harres and Michael Bräuninger (aka Phace & Misanthrop) attracted widespread acclaim for a debut packed with pioneering and hard-edged electronic music.
Following on from ‘Planet Online’, ‘Sequenz’ is the second single from the album and has been a mainstay for their live show with performances at fabric, Urban Art Forms Festival Graz/AU, Dockville Festival Hamburg/DE, BASSart Festival in Munich/DE, Melkweg Amsterdam/NL. It also recently featured in the official PlayStation 4 ‘Best Games Trailer’ at Gamescom. The forthcoming video for the single has been directed by leading French production company, Dent De Cuir (who produced the video for ‘Planet Online’).
In addition to remixes from Mefjus, Jan Driver and 12th Planet, ‘Sequenz’ is accompanied by another original track, ‘Dernier Cri’. Their next live appearance is set for Oct 19 at the Amsterdam Dance Event in Holland, with more dates to follow.
Neosignal: “For us, we wanted the video to show that you tend to miss the beauty of an actual moment or sequence when you are constantly stuck to a mobile device or to the online world in general. All these little sequences we pass through in real life have something special; but these days special moments often get lost as people tend to spend too much time in the virtual world.”
Dent De Cuir: “In line with Neosignal’s questioning of new technologies in society, we chose a theme that would be clear to anyone who attends clubs, gigs or parties, namely that smart-phones are vastly changing the way we interact during social events. The shift is increasingly noticeable within many of these spaces, where recording the moment and sharing their experience digitally trumps living the experience in ‘real time’. Different mobile applications such as Vine or Instagram photos further alter how people interact within and outside these events, and clearly changes the direction of music videos, too.”