There’s a new duo from the NYC starting to make some noise and their initial boom is definitely turning some heads. They go by the moniker ASTR and their track “Operate” throws down one serious groove. Thrown together like a great tasting mixed drink of futuristic pop, combining beautifully strong r&b vocals and some old school horror film snippets with hard hitting hip hop beats never sounded so good. ASTR joins a long list of promising experimental acts who are currently blurring musical genre lines making incredibly creative and catchy pieces of music. “Operate” is a solid debut track for the pair even though it sounds a little similar to a joint Rhianna would roll out. But that’s definitely more of a compliment than anything else. If they keep evolving and pushing their sound, future artists might eventually be described as sounding like ASTR. Now that’s adding purpose to all this noise!