Having hinted at a change in direction at the start of 2014 with the release of 'Fahrenheit 32,' a soundcloud-only offering, Digitalism finally showcased their new creative vision with 'Wolves'featuring Youngblood Hawke, back in July. The marriage of their own trademark electronic sound with the US bands indie-pop vibes has once again been underlined with upcoming single'Second Chance,' set to drop on February 16th via Zerothree. The track features Jens once again on vocals for the first time since the release of 'Circles' in 2011 on Eric Prydz PRYDA label. The occasion has not been lost and we see the release of 'Second Chance' getting the deluxe remix treatment it deserves. Melodic house pioneer Funkagenda and Parisian techno producerTraumer each serve up their own reworks of the original. CaPa and fellow Swede newcomer David Vrong complete the package in style with trademark progressive electro and house edits.
'Second Chance' see Digitalism crafting a perfect mix of their classic sound and the direction introduced at the start of 2014. It seems fitting that Digitalism release such a track at the start of 2015, having divided opinion so vehemently the year previous. The lyrical content of 'Second Chance' are of a bitter-sweet lament detailing lost love and second chances taking the listener on as many 'lows' as there are 'highs,'
The Digitalism story began when Jens Moelle & Ismail Tufekci 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. As DJ's, they also began carving a following, their house and techno driven sets delivering hours of carefully programmed music, spanning many genres, but always maintaining their trademark sound.
This led to them being added to !K7 Records illustrious roster which includes Maya Jane Coles, Scuba, Tiga, Trevor Jackson, 4-Tet and John Talabot and their 2012 DJ Kicks release included 6 exclusively recorded tracks. The reception was ubiquitous and a long period of DJ touring entailed. Two years on the band have released on some of the biggest labels in dance music. Pryda, Spinnin, Toolroom, Kitsune and Axtone all released chart topping Digitalism tracks and supported DJ sets at some of the best clubs across the globe, affirming their position as a dance act to be reckoned with.
Look out for more new material later this year.
1. Second Chance (Original)
2. Second Chance (Extended Version)
3. Second Chance (Radio)
4. Second Chance (Capa Remix)
5. Second Chance (David Vrong Remix)
6. Second Chance (Traumer Remix)
7. Second Chance (Funkagenda Remix - Radio Edit).