Joe GransingerFriday,3 January 2014

The Snap:

Big Data, the self-described “paranoid electronic pop music project from the internet,” released their ‘1.0’ EP late last year, and are looking to make a large impact in 2014. The theme behind the album is the constant relationship between man and machine, examining the dangerous dependence that us humans have on our technological devices, and the complete lack of privacy that they give us ().

The ‘1.0’ EP is currently available on Spotify and iTunes.

The Download:

Not only is Big Data providing us with delicious, floor-shakingly good electronic music, they’re also constantly reminding us about just how little privacy we have left.

Want to see how much personal information you have out there?

The band released a semi-interactive personalized music video for their hit single, “Dangerous,” and allowing the app access to your Facebook information turns the video into a very interesting — and slightly worrisome — experience.

We all know that the NSA is monitoring our every click online, so Big Data member Alan Wilkis — who also happens to be a Harvard grad and Facebook’s 4,132nd member — has set out to remind us of just how insecure our information is (). Thankfully he decided to make awesome music to get the point across.

Dangerous” is the top single from their ‘1.0’ album, and has now become the centerpiece for Big Data’s latest collection of remixes, ‘1.5’. “Dangerous” features a super-funky bassline, solid and catchy vocals, and the entire song is just groovy as hell ().

But the EP isn’t just a one-song success story, either, as the other tracks — “The Stroke of Return,” “Big Dater,” and “Bombs Over Brooklyn” — explore different styles of the electronic genre with the same consistent quality and talent. In fact, “Bombs Over Brooklyn” is currently my most played song from ‘1.0’, right ahead of ‘Big Dater’.

I cannot recommend checking out Big Data enough, as they’ve certainly set themselves up to be a break-out band of 2014.

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Hat Tips:

Big Data, Mashable, Image Credit: Flickr

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