Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Digitalism Loves You Dude

German dance duo DIGITALISM have made a name for themselves remixing other people's work on top of having some success on their own merit. With DAFT PUNK abdicating the techno thrown in favor of collaborations with rappers and soundtrack landscaping, Digitalism is poised to ascend to the top of the dance music mountain with their second release "I Love You, Dude"

This record has everything a dance music aficionado could hope for. The opening track is a thumping repetition of a rhythm entitled "Stratosphere" which bleeds into the poppier "2 Hearts" which is akin to DELPHIC or a more sanitized FRIENDLY FIRES. "Forest Gump" featuring Julian Cassablancas from The Strokes is the second official single and sounds as if lifted from the chase seen of a Bourne Film if it was recorded by Gary Numan. "Reeperbahn" takes the CHEMICAL BROTHERS beat patterns and vocal sampling in a very industrial direction. The highlight of the record is the club thumping "Miami Showdown" which recalls the best of THE CRYSTAL METHOD.

Clearly these boys have been studying the dance heavyweights playbook and what the record lacks in originality it more than makes up for in ridiculously catchy dance grooves. I'm sure we will be hearing more of this record is summer movie trailers to come.

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