Nicolas Jaar / Darkside - "Variations" (Yours Truly Session)

Nicolas Jaar

We recently saw Charli XCX take to Yours Truly and MTV Hive’s SXSW space to record a few songs; the next performance video you can catch from that series is dance and electro boundary-pushers Nicolas Jaar, his band Darkside, and his frequent sax collaborator Will Epstein, performing Space is Only Noise cut “Variations.” We never thought eight minutes of watching four dudes make throbbing, mininimalist dance music would be so cool, but it is – Nick Harrington’s guitar and Epstein’s sax add a distinct, fascinating edge to Jaar’s complex electronics. The song truly is a collection of “Variations” – rhythmic, dynamic, you name it.