Battle of the Beats: Noisia vs Tristan Garner – Machine Gun
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we’re opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Noisia – Machine Gun
The Netherlands’ Noisia used their “Machine Gun” for intense subterfuge, crafting a gritty, grinding tune that strikes fear into the faint of heart. With a frenetic melody and soundtrack-sized sound, the track was released on Maustrap off 2010’s Split The Atom. Though label head and admitted video game nerd Deadmau5 likely approved of the track, he wasn’t the only gamer to give it a listen: The original tune was featured in EA Sports’ SSX, and it’s 16 Bit remix was featured in a trailer for Far Cry 3.
Tristan Garner – Machine Gun
Tristan Garner also went the electro route with his weapon of mass dance floor destruction, using sawing builds and scuzzy bass for ammo. With a guitar-influenced melody and chord-laced rock n’ roll build, the sound isn’t as electro house as it is electric. Released this March as a single following the release of his Digital Rocker EP, the track affirms that Garner has rushed into the new rock sound with guns blazing.
So whose “Machine Gun” aimed true?