Aussie drum and bass mainstay ShockOne has released the trippy official video for his latest single ‘A Dark Machine’.
The up-tempo track, featuring vocals by ShockOne’s (AKA Karl Thomas’) sister Reija Lee Thomas, takes us back to his early involvement in noughties electro-powerhouse Pendulum, and away from his more recent forays into the world of dubstep.
A classic, synth-heavy build-up gives way to infectious drumlines and a deadly, almost evil bassline as the smooth, sensuous vocals of Lee slice through the music.
The video itself, directed by ShockOne himself in collaboration with Perth director Matsu, is a chilling, retro-style clip, starring Lee and a couple of faceless, hooded figures.
Reminiscent somewhat of a slightly zany 80s sci-fi or, more recently, Stranger Things, the dark, eerie visuals complement the music, before a final build-up sees Lee morph in and out of an equaliser-esque framework of swirls and lines.
ShockOne will be touring ‘A Dark Machine’ nationally later in October, with a Thursday night show at Fat Controller on the 19th. Tickets are available here.