Technology has come a long way, but we didn\’t think it\’d ever get this far. Audio design company AIAIAI has created new \”pads\” that when placed on someone\’s ass emulate drum samples to use as an actual instrument when in motion. No, we\’re not making this up. The pads contain gyroscopic technologies that understand when a butt is in motion, the pads are connected to a digital audio workstation and the rest is magic. Although somewhat strange and not entirely practical, the technology behind this is definitely cool and can pave the way for new products like this to be made. Here\’s what AIAIAI had to say about this:
The overall idea behind the project was to provide AIAIAI headphone-users and other music lovers with new music. Moreover, we wanted to do this in an unusual way, which brought about music made by the booty – for the booty.
The project explores the rich heritage of bass-driven club culture where dancing and booty-shaking are integral elements. We want to see if it’s possible to change the perception of twerking through placing it in a technology-driven, creative context and letting the dance \”do the talking.\”
AIAIAI brought in producer Branko from Buraka Som Sistema, and Denmark\’s \”lead booty-shaker\” Louise Kjølsen, also known under her stage moniker Twerk Queen Louise, to create a brand new track using the pads. The end result is an unreleased track called \”Cascavel\”, which should be released soon, however, you can watch the making of the track down below.