Earlier this year, avant garde electronic producer and songwriter Arca released KiCK i, which contained the standout track “Riquiqui.” Today, Arca’s doing something she’d never done before—release a remix of one of her tracks. But she’s not just releasing one, she’s releasing 100 different versions of “Riquiqui.” To create these new versions, Arca worked with A.I. music software Bronze to create 100 unique versions of the song.
Arca says in a statement: “Did you know that up until now I had never allowed anyone to remix an Arca song? There existed 0 official remixes to an Arca track until today— Riquiquí has gotten 100 remixes by an intelligent sentience, created and trained by the genius minds at Bronze. I’ve worked with Bronze once before; in 2019 I gave musical language to Echo, a musical being birthed into the Museum of Modern Art’s lobby, and then Echo began to speak of its own volition. There you will never hear the same thing twice – for two years it is an evermorphing stream thanks to Bronze’s trained yet unpredictable musical AI. I recognized the textures and melodies, but never the song— for a composer such as myself it remains something truly new which I had never experienced before, a moment of unforgettable experience in virtue of the mystery and wonder Bronze makes possible.
All versions are now available to download and stream on all digital platforms. Hear them below.
Arca’s “Riquiqui” is one of our Top 100 Songs of 2020.