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'Human Contact' in the electronic world

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Do you like booming electronic music? Vire is an artist to watch. He describes his niche on Facebook as Electro-Post-Punk-Noise-Dance. After years performing with indie rock groups, Phil Wilson wanted to try his hand at using a special combination drum set with a drum machine to create a DJ-like experience. It's a solo act with live drumming and electronic components.

Want to see his custom-built drum set up? Watch “Control You” on Vimeo. Warning: Epileptic users should use caution. There are some color-changing lights in the background of the video. It's mostly an electronic instrumental, but there are some spoken word sound bites. Through context, you realize that “Control You” is about obsession with technology.

“Human Contact” is his most recent music video release on Youtube. Gamers will love the concept for this video. You are taken to a clinical environment with white walls. A man and a woman appear with virtual reality video game equipment and they are both delving into the realistic street views in the game. There's a chat room on the screen, too. They are supposed to find each other, all whilst hearing the basics of human contact: “touch me, hold me, taste me.” At the end of the simulation, you realize they were in the same room the entire time. Whether it's social commentary or supposed to be an experiment is unclear, but it is thought-provoking nonetheless.

Do you like what you see and hear? Follow him on Twitter and listen to more of his music on Soundcloud. We certainly wish he would tour around Boston.

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