An act which really shouldn’t need any introduction. Digitalism are without doubt one of Germany’s finest exports. The Hamburg duo consisting of Jens Moelle and İsmail Tüfekçi progressed to prominence with the unique and powerful style of their debut album Idealism in 2007. With productions like Idealistic, Pogo and Zdarlight it’s easy to see how. After a tantalizing wait, the follow up finally came in 2011 in the form of I Love You Dude and although it was met by some with an air of criticism, we found it to be an enjoyable change up from works past. It was packed to the brim with bigger, fuller sounds such as Blitz and the album, for us, seemed to have been influenced by the intensity of the sensational Digitalism live show and we’re all for that here at WWD!
2013 has seen a resurgence from the guys, seeing them come back stronger than ever and with backing of Toolroom Records they’ve recently released remixes for both Bloc Party and the ever popular The Rapture. Bloc Party’s ‘Truth’ got an update from Digitalism before being released back in May. Its gradual build-up progresses into an explosion of bass induced, electro rock goodness.
The Raptures ‘Sail Away’ certainly got the full treatment in the Digitalism studio. It featured on the Digitalism DJ-KICKS mix back in 2012 and it’s safe to say we’d since been waiting for its eventual release on June 3rd. Rife with emotion stemming from the vocals, the Digitalism remix really packs a punch and is a fantastic piece of work. Simply a crowd-pleaser certain to go down a treat throughout the summer season.
Delighted to finally have them back where they belong, we had the pleasure of catching up with the boys recently. We talked about the new releases and all things Digitalism, check it out below!