Eats Everything has teamed up with Nissan to create breakbeat track ‘Feeel’, inspired by the noises of electric motorsport Formula E.
The cut is set to be shared ahead of the final race of the season in London on July 29 and 30, produced with sounds collected in May at the Monaco E-Prix including those from Nissaan’s Formula E Team garage, team radios, race cars and even the opening of drink cans.
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With the track stemming from Nissan research finding that almost half of motorsports fans believe background music enhances the atmosphere of the sport, Eats Everything expanded on how the collaboration emerged:
“I believe the sound of Formula E is quite musical. It’s a very off-key chord which when played in a melody doesn’t work but as a sound feels like it’s constantly going up like a shepard tone or the doppler effect – it’s an audio illusion basically.
“What’s really interesting for me is that this is a bit different compared to what I normally do. I make breakbeat a lot but don’t release much of it. For me it’s a passion project and hopefully it will lead me to put out more of this genre because people will think ‘oh it’s alright you can do this’!”
“Here’s something you might not know: ‘ichi-ni-san’, which you can hear when the tune hits its most dramatic moment, is ‘one-two-three’ in Japanese. Nissan always competes with number 23 (ni-san) in motorsports and Ichi is the name of my cat, so it was a match made in heaven!”
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“Eats Everything was perfect for bringing the sound of Formula E to life, because he is so versatile and isn’t afraid to jump between genres and innovate,” adds Tommaso Volpe, Nissan Formula E Team’s managing director. “We needed someone who could capture the true sound and feeling of the sport, and that’s just what he has delivered.”
You can listen to Eats Everything x Nissan ‘Feeel’ here.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins