Emerging from the dance floor of Berlin’s notorious Panorama Bar (by way of Paris is Burning) Matt Edwards and Patrick Mason are SRVD. The new single from SRVD, Black On Black, is a twisted, subterranean anthem for troubled times. Directed by Sergei Rostropovich (Red Axes, Elliot Sumner) and filmed by DP Alexander Kohn the film is equal parts horror and beauty, perfectly capturing the moment in its dark mirror.
Matt Edwards and Patrick Mason seem to have a good thing going on. […] Where Edwards’ work as Radio Slave is all about dark grooves and gradual hypnotism, SRVD is unapologetically banging. “Everyone is wearing black,” Mason chants in the title track’s breakdown. “Black, black, black on black.” Poking fun at monochrome fashion in techno (attributed, of course, to Berghain) is bound to play well with big club and festival audiences, especially when the vocals are backed by the type of pounding minimalist beat and rowdy synth line that are currently so popular in these spaces. Is it silly? Sure. Will it work? Absolutely.