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TikTok star JVKE announces new version of ‘Golden Hour’ featuring sounds from NASA library

A perfect team-up.

By Rolling Stone UK

Jvke (Picture: YouTube)

TikTok star JVKE has announced he’s teaming up with Magnum ice cream to release an all-new version of his hit track ‘Golden Hour’, using sounds from NASA’s data library.

The out-of-this-world collab has been previewed on his TikTok and will debut in full next week.

Created using NASA data, the reimagined track presents a truly out-of-this-world sound experience through the process of data sonification. Magnum and JVKE have worked closely with Dr Robert Alexander, a solar data sonification specialist who has teamed up with NASA in the past, to turn raw data from NASA’s audio library into sounds. 

Speaking about the collaboration, JVKE said: “It’s been so much fun to work with Magnum to bring to life this all-new version of ‘Golden Hour’ using the actual sounds of the sun – how cool is that? I have always tried to push the boundaries of creativity in my music and using NASA data to create my latest track is definitely one of those pinch me moments. I can’t wait for you all to hear it!”

Talking about the creation of the track, Dr Robert Alexander said: “I’ve been listening to the greatest hits of NASA’s data archive for over a decade and collecting my favorite samples. These records are unique in that the harmonies are generated by solar spherical harmonics and the little static clicks are coronal mass ejections. It’s exciting to be working with Magnum, JVKE and Alex Metric to mix these sounds into a pop hit for the first time in history. This track and projects like the NASA-funded HARP citizen science project are helping us move beyond the silent age of space exploration.”

Magnum has announced the collab to celebrate the launch of their new summer flavour innovations: Magnum Double Sunlover for the day and Magnum Double Starchaser for the night.