"Many" is the new juggernaut from Berlin producer GIL, that forges club traditions from around the world into a sonic weapon. In the opening minutes, baile funk breaks are chopped and heightened to resemble the hyperactive percussion of a martial arts movie on fast forward. The pace doesn't let up as "Many" pinballs from genre to genre, in search of source material for a new kind of hardcore.
"This track is built on instances of a gentle rallying call," GIL told The FADER over email."The melody and meaning of the children’s song brings to my mind the way in which children purposefully walk into a world they recognize as ambiguous and hidden while revealing, awash with buzzes and clicks and familiarities which are subtle and fragile and can change depending on very little; even just a change of lighting or a slight turn or a sudden sound. I recognize here a vacillating familiarity which denies understanding as a safe spot - but which embraces incomprehension and paradox as active beings and potentials. It might seem strange to issue a rallying call for something as seemingly hazy and undefined as this, but I was driven by precisely that; a cry out for the undistinguished."
Listen to "Many" below. GIL's EP Orchids & Wasps is out November 25 on Danse Noire.