Mathame Press Pic
Mathame Press Pic

Mathame present mix for Apple Music put together by an AI algorithm

The beauty of this technique is that is not perfect, the little mistakes and sonic artifacts shade it with unprecedented feelings, working it was more human than the classic way of mixing tracks.

Mathame have launched a new and groundbreaking series of mixtapes that have been put together with a brand new A.I. algorithm developed to test the power of the new M1 processor architecture by Apple. “Old Neural Mixtape Vol.1” lands in March 2021, with further installments to follow throughout the year.

The sonic aesthetic sits somewhere in between lo-fi mixtape and enhanced engineered sound design. In it, music by the likes of Franco Battiato and Arca, Burial and Moby as well as Plastikman, MF Doom, and Buddy Rich all explode and collapse into something brand new and never heard before.

The beauty of this technique is that is not perfect, the little mistakes and sonic artifacts shade it with unprecedented feelings, working it was more human than the classic way of mixing tracks. This sounds like a lo-fi cyborg mix, maybe the future of dance mixtapes – says Mathame.

Old Neural Mixtape, Vol. 1 Apple Music Mix by Mathame
Old Neural Mixtape, Vol. 1 Apple Music Mix by Mathame

Through this special Apple DJ Mix series, Mathame are proving their desire to build bridges between genres and musical styles. After the release of the first “Old Neural Mixtape Vol.1” in March 2021, Mathame will continue this series in collaboration with Apple Music by delivering different types of mixtapes that will continue to explore their skills alongside the A.I. neural mix technology.

Mathame are an Italian techno pair who bring real depth of emotion to their grooves. They release on labels like Tale Of Us’s Afterlife, and have a truly emotive and deep techno sound that’s full of melody. This new A.I technology allows artists to separate tracks into harmonics, vocals, and beats then rebuild new versions on the fly. It was first trialled by Mathame in their globally acclaimed 2020 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, which ended with an upcoming Mathame remix from one of the most talented pianists in Europe, namely Max Richter’s Declaration of Human Rights.

This hasn’t been the first time that an AI algorithm has been used in the music industry. Over the past years, Spotify has started to release its annual Wrapped statistics where the platform algorithms analyze and show you which tracks and artists you have enjoyed the most. Recently, online magazine The Pudding has released an AI called How Bad Is Your Spotify, trained to judged your musical taste (clearly as a joke).

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