'Megadrive Lamborghini' is the first single from the forthcoming LP 'As Above So Below' by SOCCER96, the drums and synth duo of Danalogue [Dan Leavers] and Betamax [Max Hallett], who transmit epic synth-scapes over poly-rhythmic drums and infectious dance grooves in a brutal cocktail of tight electronica and the spontaneous energy of improvisation.
The single is a delicious slice of alt-synth-pop... "like that serene and hazy English summer evening, viewed by future artificial intelligence on its voyage into self awareness whilst cruising in a 16bit sports car."
With the new single comes a selection of remixes of the track featuring Scratcha DVA [Hyperdub], post dub-step producer Crewdson, soon to drop his own second album on Slowfoot, and a remix and a dub from legendary DJ/Producer Simbad.
The duo, most known as being two thirds of The Comet Is Coming [with Shabaka Hutchings], currently to be heard whipping up a cosmic storm on their recent acclaimed album 'Channel The Spirits' [Leaf], also collaborate with a huge array of talent. Leavers is currently playing live and recording with Henry Wu, Scratcha DVA, Simbad and Rozi Plain as well as finding time to produce albums by Flamingods, Snapped Ankles and Ibibio Sound Machine. He also plays sax in The Archie Bronson Outfit. Hallett, also a member of groups Super Best Friends Club and Hot Head Show, has played drums with the likes of Sons Of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down, Boredoms, Yussef Kamaal & Nitin Sawney.