Grey Meta presents The Whippings of Mass Distraction, the new 4 track EP from Technoist.
Pre-order available on Bandcamp now.
Full release June 5 when it will be available on all platforms.
Artists supporting this release include Giant Swan, Slam, Mor Elian, Mumdance, Emerald, Nikki Nair, Cem, Ayesha, JASSS, Madam X, Danielle, Physical Therapy, Joris Voorn and many more.
The EP features remixes by highly respected artists, Ben Pest and Cocktail Party Effect, who have both contributed their unique spin to Miike's original tracks. Ben Pest's remix of Quest for Kenneth the Space Knife turns the more straight-kicking existing piece into a more swampy and groovy squat rave techno affair.
Whilst Cocktail Party Effect's remix of Causal Loop Paradox takes the original's beautifully epic hang drum melodic element and runs with the musical idea, adding layers upon layers, where the end result builds to a frenzied energy that will leave listeners in a chaotic trance ...all while having zero drums. Sublime.
Miike cited Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC Radio 6 Music “Techno Tuesday” slot as an inspiration for The Whippings of Mass Distraction. In particular, the opening track, Causal Loop Paradox, which is a direct response to her much-loved and respected show.
Miike said “I can see and am actively filling a gap in the current techno sound, one in which I already exist in but intend to thrive in. I’m not making recreation pieces of pre-existing and already popular styles of techno. Instead, I am both influenced and incensed to create something new. A mutation of the existing themes, if you will. “Mutant Techno” if you are someone that insists on pigeonholing everything!”.
Miike has been a pioneer of hardcore techno and breakcore for over two decades under his moniker The Teknoist, but over the last few years he has focussed on, and released a considerable amount of more, what could be described as “more reasonable tempo techno and electronic music”, under his other moniker, Technoist. Throughout the years, as The Teknoist, Miike has released on record label titans such as Planet Mu, Ad Noiseam, Industrial Strength, Deathchant and Peace Off. As Technoist, he has been able to add Love Love, Industrial Strength's 'Hard Electronic' and even Leisure System to his list of outlets, all alongside his multiple own record labels, Ninja Columbo, Samurai Brylkream, Our Fucking Jungle and now his newest joint venture, Grey Meta.
In addition to his music career, Miike has always been a positive outspoken advocate for mental illness and health awareness. He uses his platforms and blog to raise awareness and break down the stigma around mental illness and health issues. He is a passionate spokesperson for people that live with Bipolar, ADHD, Autism and Schizophrenia, as he does himself.
Written by Miike Technoist.
Remixes by Ben Pest and Cocktail Party Effect.
Artwork by Azrak.
Mastered by Seppa.