This week, Lt. Dan reporting for duty with a new track from Big Data as my DJ pick of the week.
Big Data is the paranoid pop brainchild of artist/producer Alan Wilkis. With a healthy dose of distrust, Big Data’s music explores the relationship between man and machine, and the ways in which technology is reshaping the human experience.
3.0 is the highly anticipated forthcoming album from Big Data. In creating 3.0, Wilkis became obsessed with the subject of artificial intelligence and its many possible applications in our not-too-distant future. While AI may become humanity’s greatest achievement, it carries with it a potential risk that is both existential and irreversible… one of many reasons why experts refer to AI as our “final invention.” This tension is both fascinating and terrifying all at once, and it is the chief inspiration behind Big Data’s latest effort.
Listen to the first single “Monster” featuring singer, songwriter Jamie Lidell below and let us know what you think!