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This Song Was Recorded Using Only Industrial Machinery

Musician Matthew Dear recently teamed up with General Electric to record the sounds from real-time diagnostics on airplane engines, locomotives, power turbines, and medical equipment to make one huge, dope club beat. Think Begin Again's backdrop of NYC switched for a Lockheed Martin factory. 

While the process itself may have been deafening to record, the resulting sounds were fashioned into a song called "Drop Science" that's eerie, beautiful, and probably even more awesome if you're on drugs. 

The raw sounds of the GEnx Jet Engine and the GE Subsea Compressor are blended for the drop, which—for fans of this kind of music—is the part of the song where people lose their sh*t. 

Literally thousands of sounds were recorded by Dear for the track, which you can listen to below. 

A documentary was also filmed about GE's Skrillex envy. Just goes to show, there's music everywhere, people—throw away your guitars and start up those turbines. 


Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and has only been inside a jet engine, like, twice.