Kito’s AI-Made Track: Grimes’ Voice Echoes in ‘Cold Touch. Australian-born, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Kito recently utilized Grimes‘ Elf.Tech software. He managed to imitate her voice for a new demo titled ‘Cold Touch‘, marking Grimes‘ inaugural official AI release. The demo was teased on Kito‘s various social media platforms last week. Grimes herself lauded it as a “masterpiece.” The demo was also met with a surge of positive feedback from her fans and fellow artists, gaining everyone’s attention.
The first official track on Grimes‘ AI artist profiles available for streaming on Mad Decent. The Canadian artist had previously taken to Twitter to inform fans that they would be free to use her voice for AI-generated music “without penalty.” She went on to assert that she would share any royalties equally with creators of AI music that mimics her voice.
Drawing inspiration from the renaissance of dance music from the early 2000s, Kito collaborated with Fred Ball and Nina Nesbitt to co-write the track. The distinctive ethereal tones of Grimes‘ voice are clearly discernible in ‘Cold Touch‘, with the original vocals supplied by Nina Nesbitt and then transformed through Elf.Tech. I know that this hyper-pop dance track is actually set against a backdrop of bubble gum bass, and overlaid with jungle breaks.
Speaking about the track, Kito said, i write ‘Cold Touch‘ from the viewpoint of an AI attempting to comprehend love. My peculiar and uneasy relationship by using AI for creative purposes is now blurred. The actual extent of AI involvement often remains unclear. This is something I continue to navigate and understand in real time.”
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