Swiss machine funk and disco producer Headman (aka Robi Insinna) first came to prominence all the way back in 2001, when the Gomma-released “It Rough” helped lead the European charge of post-millennial punk funk. That release would echo throughout the decade (remember the Chicken Lips remix?) and Headman notched up collaborations and remixes for the likes of Tiga, one quarter of The Rapture, Erol Alkan and Soulwax. That era may have drawn to a close, but Headman remains a heavy hitter within the electronic music scene, as is comprehensively demonstrated by today’s exclusive EB Video Premiere. “Noise” recruits no less than Scott Fraser (part of the Scrutton Street Axis along with Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J. Fairplay) and Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy for a knotted piece of acid-streaked industrial disco. The video itself is directed McCarthy and Insinna and is a stylish monochrome clip which rhymes visually with the track’s subtle ’90s hallmarks and cover art. So, “Do you want some noise?”
“Noise” by Headman featuring Scott Fraser & Douglas McCarthy is released through Relish Recordings on June 21, 2013. Cover by Horst Diekgerdes.
Published June 25, 2013.