Will Clarke‘s new driving Techno anthem Mirage is condensed nightlife with burning rubber, NOS, and flashing lights, among other ingredients. The main way the track delivers all of this, is through the contrast between its warm and aggressive synths and deep, hard hitting drums, and also a lot of minor details. As it’s been the case with many previous releases of the label, the new Will Clarke & Factory 93 song is a heavily atmospheric piece that merges the sounds of the underground rawness and hi-tech to create a unique blend of Techno.
Those familiar with Will Clarke’s previous works, like Sometimes You Gotta Let It Go or Hallelujah, will notice the absence of vocal samples on his new driving Techno anthem. Perhaps a deliberate choice, this type of sound helps to focus on the sonic representations of speed in ways the human voice is unable to do. Consequently, Will Clarke – Mirage is blazing-fast and intense. While developing the nervy, energetic main synth melody during the entire song, the producer works primarily with ideas that help to perceive the track’s dynamic density. As Mirage flows, the stabbing synth-key melody turns into a bitcrushed, choppy sequence that sounds like both, a roaring sports car engine and the squealing of its tires.
Around this main melody, Will Clarke intersperses distorted transitional effects, percussion, and drum rolls. Those bits never try to take a leading role on the instrumental, but rather signify the passages from one section of the track to the other. What really makes the new Will Clarke & Factory 93 song work is its galloping drum rhythms, that, together with concrete-hard bass and subtle “micro-grooves” of the synths, make you feel like a professional street racer in the middle of a car chase.