There's not much I'm allowed to say about SoulMates, the anonymous electronic duo behind the explosive rave track "Instant Fan" and its futuristic, drone-shot video, premiering today on The FADER. The mystery of just who is behind those animal avatars is compounded by their texts, which pop up throughout the song's "lyric" video. The correspondence between the characters — treasure hunters who search the galaxy for rare music — is an engaging glimpse into the rich, sci-fi world of SoulMates.
Over email, SoulMates described their project's backstory. "The SoulMates Archive™ is an ever-expanding collection of songs uncovered through the travels of Adaron and Nico; a gecko and corgi whose friendship and fanaticism guide them across the cosmos. After developing BassGas™, a subwoofer-powered form of renewable fuel, the friends find themselves in frictionless perpetual motion; scouring the most remote corners of the galaxy for rare artifacts in the form of lossless MP3s. The Soulmates Archive™ represents the first time these relics are distributed for public consumption, now offering earth-based lifeforms the choicest editions in the pantheon for their streaming pleasure."