Turin-based producer and DJ Alec Pace has announced his new EP, ‘Future Now?’, which will be released on March 25.
The leftfield, experimental techno releas will be available on Early Reflex and marks Pace’s first release since 2020 single ‘Collider/Juno’.
‘Future Now?’ consists of three dark, fast paced tracks fit for the club which portray different aspects of a dystopian futuristic world. It takes inspiration from the implications on human society driven by the impact of new technologies, AI and the pandemic.
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“‘Future Now?’ EP comes after a long writing break I experienced in 2020, which begun since the start of the global pandemic," Pace explains. "The feeling of isolation and the lack of external stimuli really had a huge impact on the ability of expressing my feelings through music which lasted for the whole year.
“In early 2021 I was able again to funnel all these feelings into ‘Future Now?’ concept and deliver three club tools aiming to depict the dystopian future ahead of us where new technologies and artificial intelligence might have even a deeper influence on the way human people will interact with each other.”
Opening track ‘Future Now?’ is a tense occasion, with vocal samples and modulated waves building to an explosive kick drum release. As the track develops, there are drum ‘n’ bass sessions and synths incorporated, too.
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‘Lanes’ is a stomping tune which involves a hard kick drum and uplifting melodies. There’s 90s style vocals throughout, whilst the vocals in final track ‘Permutations’ are more mysterious.
It builds around industrial-like percussion and metallic synthesisers, providing a rave-ready track.
You can pre-order Alec Pace’s EP ‘Future Now?’ here, due for release on March 25.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter