With all the eclectic influences being fused together by those on the forefront of electronic music nowadays, it often feels like everything’s been done – but every now and again an artist arrives at a synthesis too strange to have been thought of already. Sander Van Doorn and Pep & Rash’s “White Rabbit” digs way, way deep for a blend of future house with ’60s acid rock, and while it seems like something of a stretch, I have to give them credit for trying.
“White Rabbit” opens with washed-out electric guitar and echoey vocals that evoke the feelings of a Jefferson Airplane song before transitioning into a heavily modulated future house bass line that could only have been Pep & Rash’s doing. Since it’s difficult to imagine Sander Van Doorn laying down all the instrumental tracks at the beginning, his contributions to the track are a unclear – and besides that, the two sounds clash too heavily. Nonetheless, risks like these lead to exciting new sounds in electronic music, so I’m reluctant to write “White Rabbit” off as a wasted endeavor.
I am, however, interested to see what other music fans think of the track. Listen to Sander Van Doorn and Pep & Rash’s “White Rabbit” above and pay a visit to the comments section below to tell me what you think.