Human Movement taps Australian dance icon Paul Mac for new rave single, ‘Rabbit Hole’
Human Movement is continuing his run of collaborative singles, this time recruiting Paul Mac for the rave ready, ‘Rabbit Hole’. The single comes closely off the back of his previous release, ‘Feel Me’ featuring Made in Paris, one of Australia’s fastest growing techno exports. Now he’s turned his focus from the exciting up and coming, to collaborating with one of the most prestigious names in the history of Australian dance music in Paul Mac.
Within the masterful experiment that is every Human Movement track is an undercurrent of teleporting audiences to the golden era of dance music, the 90s. On ‘Rabbit Hole’, this undertone becomes the track’s driving force and it’s absolutely no surprise Paul Mac has entered its creative fold. ‘Rabbit Hole’ wouldn’t feel out of place next to ‘Just The Thing’ on Mac’s 2001 iconic record ‘3000 Feet High’. There’s no shying away from the influence that Paul Mac’s side project, Itch-E and Scratch-E’s debut record, ’It Is What It Isn’t’ has had on ‘Rabbit Hole’ making the track more than just a club tool, but a grande ode to some of the most under-appreciated, formative years of Australian dance.
‘Rabbit Hole’ can simply be described as euphoric. A calm breakbeat drum pattern in the track’s opening transforms to a full tilt, four to the floor, grimey rhythm led rave beat. As the track seemingly grinds to a halt, a piano run to die for enters the mix. Then come the strings, the glitchy synths, a whimsical vocal sample, a slamming kick and shaky percussion all erupting to create one of biggest dance songs of the past year. Adding to the tracks distinct contextual atmosphere and inspiration is ‘Rabbit Hole’s music video. The video features a psychedelic take on footage captured by local videographer Jay Richards, from the iconic Happy Valley rave which took place in Sydney on 18th December 1993.
Image via Chris Grundy
Words by Parry Tritsiniotis