Two of Australia’s most exciting electronic groups, Rachel By The Stream and Men Imitating Machines have teamed up to produce one absolute corker of a single titled ‘Crashland’.

Traversing through the world of dance, electro and pop sounds, ‘Crashland’ sounds like a very organic creation from collaboration. After hitting it off instantly (both having an existing knowledge and appreciation for each others’ music) the teaming up became a nerd-out session over their gear and creative processes.

Rachel By The Stream explains how it all came about: “In our first meet up Men Imitating Machines started jamming out on a groove while we played around with percussion and added in vocal ideas. The lyrics and melody fell into place really easily, and the first demo of ‘Crashland’ was laid down in just a few hours. We then took the recording into the studio and got to work refining it with producer Matt Coldrick.”

Check out the impressive effort below and if you like what you’re hearing be sure to pop by the Rachel By The Stream and Men Imitating Machines Facebook pages for more info.

‘Crashland’ is available now via iTunes and on Spotify, and for a limited time you can also get a free download through Rachel By The Stream’s Soundcloud.

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