Toronto’s Math Rosen returns with his second digital single of 2012 — DRAGNET
Originally commissioned by online literary publication Dragnet Magazine, the project gave Math a chance to follow his obsession with storytelling in electronic music. DRAGNET evolved from a simple one-note horn sample into a head banging hip-hop number. Somehow, from that sound, Math and his filmmaking collaborator Illya Klymkiw were inspired to create a bizarre silent movie for a music video — an hommage to Sergei Eisenstein’s Soviet montage cinema, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of totalitarian government. Go figure.
The single also features a re-imagining of the b-side from San Francisco beat-maker Edison (Kid Without Radio) and a juke-infused DRAGNET remix from Montreal’s Living~Stone (Daly City Records / East Van Digital).
See more of Math’s work at mathrosen.com.
And guys: Math’s not a DJ.
Thomas Dearnley-Davison is Spindle’s Canadian Correspondent. You can follow his insane trans-Atlantic ramblings on Twitter @such_doubts