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Wolfgang Gartner Releases First New Song Since Completing Rehab, “Supercars”

Ten months ago, Wolfgang Gartner voluntarily entered rehab after a period of “on-again-off-again sporadic drug and alcohol use and abuse” the prior six years. He’s dealt with addiction since he was in his teens and was sober for 8 years between 2002-2010 but broke his sobriety when he played Coachella that year.

At the time, he wrote, “I share all of this with you to let you know that you aren’t alone if you are battling with the same things I am. No matter how dark the times seem there is always a way to make a change.”

Now, he’s out of rehab and just dropped his first new song, “Supercars.” It’s a pumped up electro song with fun vibes and the sort of complextro sound that has been so noticeably absent in EDM.

In a new interview with Billboard, he opens up about his experience surrounding his addiction and his time in rehab.

Speaking to when he knew it was time to enter rehab, he says, “Everything just kind of fell apart in my life, and there was a moment when I realized I was going to have to get help. I had started seeing a therapist with the sole reason of trying to get off drugs via therapy, which is… I even knew that was an insane thing to try and do, but I was trying to do it low-key and undercover without going to rehab, so nobody found out what I had been doing. I was trying to make it so nobody knew it had ever happened. It did not work.”

“Supercars” was supposed to come out on an EP back in January, but obviously things changed when he made the decision to enter rehab, and of course COVID-19. Asked “why now,” he says, “Well, the right time to release the EP was January when it was originally supposed to come out. So now it’s the right time because it exists and I need to get it the fuck out there.”

You can read the full interview on Billboard here.

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Black Tiger Sex Machine Drop New ‘Futuristic Thriller’ EP

Black Tiger Sex Machine have been steady releasing singles since the end of 2019, beginning with “Let’s Get It,” all leading up to today, the release of their Futuristic Thriller EP. The EP was created in conjunction with their tour of the same name which began earlier this year and was unfortunately cut short due to COVID-19.

Six of the singles on the eight-track EP were previously released, with “Resistance” dropped as the final single along with the EP today, as well as the new track, “Nobody Wants You.”

The latter is a pounding electro track, reminiscent of names like Wolfgang Gartner, Mord Fustang, or even early Feed Me. The “futuristic thriller” ethos is present throughout, though, as BTSM put their own spin on the sound and bring it to the future while looking back toward the past for inspiration. The funky bassline paired with the Daft Punk-esque vocals and crunchy synths makes for an epic and fun tune.

But it’s really “Resistance,” the lead single on the project, that you should pay attention to. With Hairitage in the mix, it’s both the most on-brand lyrically and most boundary-pushing song for BTSM on the EP. In it, we hear the return of the epic modern talking synth with the emphatic YUH YUH YUH and we love to hear it! The first drop is straight up 2010-2012 dubstep vibes, minus the vocals, though they help to ground the trio’s ethos brilliantly. The second drop adds some more ethereal harmonies to the mix and elongated yuhs that do well to provide depth to the mix. It’s for sure one of my favorite releases of the year so far.

Check out the full Futuristic Thriller EP below!

 

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