Digitalism are to release their new single ‘Wolves’ ft Youngblood Hawke + Remixes (Booka Shade / Riton / RAC) on 14 July.
Digitalism is a German electro duo, founded in 2004 in Hamburg, consisting of Jens “Jence” Moelle and I.smail “Isi” Tüfekçi.
The Digitalism story began when the pair met working in a record store in Hamburg with friend and fellow giant of electro Alex ‘Boys Noize’ Ridha in the early naughties.
Like contemporaries Justice, Erol Alkan and Soulwax, their first album ‘Idealism’ epitomised the indie-dance crossover sound of the time with follow up ‘I Love You Dude’ (2011) showcasing a more refined sound and techno based production.
Tracks such as ‘Circles’ and ‘Miami Showdown’ became instant classics, thrusting them into the electronic spotlight and headlining stages across the world.
With handclaps and a sticky little burpdiculous beat – ‘Wolves’ begins like an electric beetle…
Twisting – and climbing – into a membranous and loopy flight.
An intelligent, jagged rhythm chuckles along below.
The clarity and the joy of the vocals from the Youngbloods will inspire you.
The crumble and the melt of those formidalized synths will relax you.
Then the chorus comes back at full throttle, with gritty bear-claws of bass-sounding lows – adding to the egg in the soup.
This song is clever and yummy.
And we know that you’ll be humming “Wooah Woa … The Wolves are howling…” for hours after.
You can check out the track for yourself here: https://soundcloud.com/digitalism_official
@neilmach © 2014
Raw Ramp interview with Youngblood Hawke here: https://rawramp.me/2013/07/09/interview-with-youngblood-hawke/