Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Nightwatchman fame is working on an electronic music project, and one of his collaborators on the project has revealed some details about it.
“[Morello]’s working on this really cool project where he’s working with multiple electronic music producers to create electronic songs that he can recreate live on this super, perverted, unexplainable, bastardized guitar mutant instrument thing,” DJ/producer Bassnectar tells Rolling Stone.
“It was so special getting a phone call from him in his crazy deep voice and having him start off saying, ‘Oh, I’m such a fan,'” Bassnectar says. “You could tell he wasn’t faking it because he starts referencing different songs and different bass lines of different songs. You quickly realize, ‘Woah! He is not only a fan, he is really f***ing educated [on electronic music].'”
In addition to Bassnectar, there have been photos and Tweets recently referencing Morello having studio time with Skrillex and Knife Party.
Regarding the track they worked on, Bassnectar says, “I proposed to him that we basically pretend that we are a band and that we write a song together. I pretty flagrantly just said, ‘I want to make a Rage Against the Machine song if that’s cool, and I don’t want someone to hear it and think, “Oh, it’s a DJ remix of Rage Against the Machine.”‘ I just want it to sound like some f***ing funnel into a hurricane, and we have it, that’s the cool news. We have this f***ing killer song.”
The song isn’t finished, though. Bassnectar explains, “We haven’t even thought about [how we’ll release the song] because we’ve been on this path for a vocalist. I don’t even know if we will have found the right vocalist by the time people are reading this.”