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DARKSIDE is the collaborative duo of guitarist/composer Dave Harrington and electronic producer Nicolas Jaar. DARKSIDE summon a hybrid of electronic music, psychedelic rock, and dancefloor techno with the sort of artistic depth and breadth for which the term “progressive” was coined. DARKSIDE’s first fulllength album—released on Nico’s own Other People label in conjunction with Matador Records—is called Psychic.
DARKSIDE’s Psychic is a watershed moment for the duo, a quantum leap forward from their 3-song debut, 2011’s DARKSIDE EP. At any given moment, Psychic encompasses the ritualistic structures and methodologies of krautrock, the cosmic exploration of classic space-rock, and the immersive, body-moving transcendence of 21st century house and techno—but, working with the finishingeach- others’-sentences fluidity of kindred spirits, Dave and Nico synthesize it all into a living, breathing whole. DARKSIDE are deep listeners and creators.