Singing Tesla Coils by ArcAttack

Joe DiPrima and Oliver Greaves of ArcAttack have created an amazing pair of Singing Tesla Coils that are used in conjunction with their DJ setup. Sean Savage shot a great video of them performing the 1970’s electronic hit “Popcorn” at Flipside 2008.

ArcAttack employs a unique DJ set up of their own creation (an HVDJ set up) to generate an ‘electrifying’ audio visual performance. The HVDJ pumps music through a PA System while two specially designed DRSSTC’s (Dual-Resonant Solid State Tesla Coils) act as separate synchronized instruments.

These high tech machines produce an electrical arc similar to a continuous lightning bolt which put out a crisply distorted square wave sound reminiscent of the early days of synthesizers. The music consists of original highly dance-able electronic compositions that sometimes incorporates themes or dub of popular songs.

Here are the Singing Tesla Coils performing “Creepy Circus Song”.

Scott Beale
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