Today Das Beat, made up of German actress & vocalist Eddie Rabenberger and Agor of Blue Hawaii, are sharing a new song and video, “Identität.” The eponymously titled single is the second from the duo’s debut EP Identität due June 4th via Arbutus Records. The song, a hypnotic track built on primitive Moroder-esque synth lines, clanging percussion and engrossing vocal hooks, follows Das Beat’s previously released single “Bubble.”
Born in Berlin during 2020’s legendary lockdown, Das Beat seeks to blast both boredom and boundary. Dabbling in German New Wave, Italo Disco, Indie & Dance, their sound is unified by vocals from Eddie Rabenberger, sung in German and English. Amidst playful lyrics one finds a strong underlying pulse (das “beat”), pinning down the duo’s meandering atmospherics, dreamy synths, guitars and percussion.
The duo is half-Canadian and half-German. Agor (of Blue Hawaii), moved to Berlin from Montreal in 2018. Eddie is a theatre actress originally hailing from a small town in Bavaria. Together they find a strange but alluring symbiosis – like Giorgio Moroder meets Nico, or Gina X Performance meets The Prodigy.
Their debut EP is due June 4th via Arbutus Records. Pre-order EP here: https://smarturl.it/1g3z58