Motopony is known for their melodic and experimental psych folk. However, the group’s mastermind, Daniel Blue, wanted to dive back into his dance music roots and further his experimentation in music. Blue grew up in Seattle’s rave scene during the 90’s grunge slump. He struggled for years to blend his unique psychedelic and melodic folk music with modern day dance music, and collaborating with Pegboard Nerds and Elizaveta “completely transformed Blue’s thinking.”
When Pegboard Nerds brought us a trance version of ‘Free,’ it re-awakened something in me. Pegboard Nerds showed me that my message isn’t destroyed by an easy beat. – Daniel Blue
Pegboard Nerds really allowed Motopony to be free in this release, complementing Blue’s vision for the sound perfectly throughout. Motopony’s style is prominent, while Pegboard Nerds laid back and sprinkled in subtle electronic elements, including bass, arpeggios, and a few other synths. The Nerds also took to the mixing and mastering to achieve a more electronic music final sound feel without overdoing it. This is a remarkable release, and it allows the listener to release and just be free.
The Pegboard Nerds are heading out on for their Dawn of the Nerds 2017 Tour in October! Check out the dates and stops below.
10/20: Los Angeles, CA – Exchange – Tickets
10/21: San Diego, CA – Bassmnt – Tickets
10/27: Denver, CO – Beta Nightclub – Tickets
10/28: Austin, TX – Kingdom – Tickets
11/3: Pontiac, MI – Elektricity Nightclub – Tickets
11/4: New York, NY – Slake – Tickets
To further enhance the free feeling of this collaboration, there is a graceful music video. View it below: