Watch: New Machine – Dare 4 U Ft. Aaron London

You may recognize New Machine from working on Kojey Radical’s Open Hand and Kwabs, but his journey into his own full fledged career as an artist begins with Dare 4 U.

With help from fellow UK artist, Aaron London, the duo have also shared a video that opens with a clip of Frank Zappa ripping on manufactured pop music while on Larry King in 1989. Not much has changed since and New Machine is on a mission to challenge that. Over London’s floating vocals, each glitchy pop and frenetic synth never sounds out of place amongst the old school funk notes, giving it a real a pop sentiment. In a statement to The FADER, New Machine explained, “The song and video mean the world to me. It was very important to me to try and push some sound boundaries I had not touched on before venturing into the commercial world. It’s the first video I ever shot, directed, and edited and I’m so pleased with the outcome. I shot it on my iPhone 6 in my bedroom. I give it up to Aaron for having the patience to make this with me.”

Dare 4 U is a strong first impression and one that should put New Machine on everyone’s radar.