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
of both who see little need for distinction
between their favorite sounds. The result
is Psychic, an album of uncompromising
creative vision from two artists working at the
peak of their powers.
"Nocturnal, cerebral, sensuous, paradoxical, and intuitive."
"How did Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington manage to make exactly
the music I want to listen to right now? (Maybe all the time?)"
- The Fader
"On listening to Nicolas Jaar's new bluesy electronica project with his
guitarist Dave Harrington, Darkside, it's rather too easy to forget that
he's just 21. This is seriously ambitious music, with the emphasis on
- Resident Advisor