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Angry drivers in New York City

B8XG0qkCQAE5ioENew York City, USA.
New contributor Richard Matthews, an NYC native, sent us this recording from underneath the Bruckner Expressway in The Bronx – a classic New York sound with driving rain and what sounds like a procession of aggravated drivers beeping away at their horns in traffic. We offered this up to our community of remixers, and Amsterdam sound artist Robert van Riel took on the sound. In his dense, atmospheric reworking, he’s really brought out the tension of sitting in traffic in a big city, surrounded by aggressive drivers – the car horns here become something much more menacing and all-enveloping.

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