Edward Snowden Is Now Producing Techno Music

Posted at April 18th, 2016 | by Supreet.cheema | in

Remember the famed NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden? Wonder what he’s upto? Well, he has teamed up with electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to collaborate on a techno track called ‘Exit’, which will appear on Jarre’s upcoming album. The collab came about after Jarre gave an interview to the Guardian last year and asked if he could be put in touch with Snowden.

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In 2013, the 32-year-old Snowden copied and leaked thousands of highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to journalists. And now in 2016, he’ll be making his dance music debut.

Speaking to The Guardian, Jarre described the track as a “speedy techno track evoking the constant and hectic production of data and the obsessive quest for more information on everything and everybody.

Snowden, who currently lives at an undisclosed location in Russia, said in a video produced by the Guardian “I’ve always appreciated electronic music. The melodies I remember with the most fondness are from video games where they generate 8-bit music, and those kind of chip tunes have really made a resurgence in modern musical culture today, and I thinkpeople like Jean-Michel are the ones that really popularised that, made it possible for us to appreciate it as more than just background but as actual culture.”

Jarre’s upcoming album Electronica Volume II: The Heart of Noise is slated to release on May 6th this year.

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