Pitch Black are award winning multimedia artist Michael Hodgson and Salmonella Dub producer Paddy Free. Having pumped their way through New Zealand’s electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year's eve festival in 1997, they have spent the last twelve years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.
Hard to box into a single audio 'genre,' Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like "Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor." Personally, they remind me of Explosions In The Sky.
Here are their current retrospective, self-titled releases
Bird Soul - Pitch Black
I love the Dub in this one, I picture someone doing a vocal remix to it!
Transient Transmissions (Deep Fried Dub Mix) - Pitch Black
Read more about Pitch Black HERE