"I Don't Believe You Heard Me" is a new footwork track from New York-based producer Darren Keen, whose latest album He's Not Real is out now on Orange Milk. The accompanying video patches together scenes from the X-Files, using cut-up visuals in the same way that footwork producers build tracks out of sliced-up samples. Footwork is a new direction for Keen, who says he's particularly interested in "exploring footwork grooves, and how they relate to traditional, familiar African rhythms."
Keen, who describes himself as a "fat, bearded, ginger nerd," has been performing under his The Show is the Rainbow and Touch People aliases for over a decade. After getting into Machinedrum, Mark Pritchard, Squarepusher, and Aphex Twin while on tour with other artists, Keen started to produce dance music. "I was a huge fan of their approach to dance club-friendly music, but always assumed that I was too weird-looking or strange to participate in that scene," he says. "The more I learned about it though, I realized it was absolutely a club for nerds who worship sound."
"I Don't Believe You Heard Me" was created by Keen, who has said that his latest album is a nod to the preeminent footwork crew from Chicago, Teklife. In his typical tongue-in-cheek style, Keen adds, "With the video for "I Don't Believe You Heard Me," the Fox Media group and I are excited to announce that I am joining the cast of their hit TV show "The X-Files" when it returns to the airwaves January 2016."
Catch Darren Keen on tour with Orange Milk co-founder Giant Claw this fall, and stream the album below.
Tue Sept 8 Cleveland, OH // Happy Dog w/ Giant Claw
Wed Sept 9 Chicago, IL // Empty Bottle w/ Giant Claw
Thu Sept 10 Lincoln, NE // Bourbon Theatre w/ Giant Claw
Fri Sept 11 Springfield, MO // Front of House lounge w/ Giant Claw
Sun Sept 13 Omaha, NE // Oleavers w/ Giant Claw & Pressure Channel
Mon Sept 14 Des Moines, IA // The Lift w/ Giant Claw & DJ DJ Tanner
Tue Sept 15 St. Louis, MO // 2720 Cherokee w/ Giant Claw & DMY
Wed Sept 16 Tulsa, Ok // Soundpony w/ Giant Claw
Thu Sept 17 Austin, TX // North Door w/ Giant Claw
Fri Sept 18 San Antonio, TX // Ritual Gallery w/ Giant Claw
Sat Sept 19 Birmingham, AL // The Firehouse w/ Giant Claw
Sun Sep 20 Knoxville, TN // Yacht Club
Mon Sep 21 - Chatanooga, TN // JJ's Bohemia
Wed Sep 23 - Brooklyn, NY // Don Pedros
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