A creative force to be reckoned with, Belgian electronic outfit GOOSE unleash their new single ‘What You Need’ along with remixes from German electro powerhouse Digitalism and fellow Belgian Mumbai Science, as well as visuals directed by Raf Simons and Dior long-term collaborator Willy Vanderperre, set for release via Universal and Safari Records on 18th November.
The single is the title-track from their upcoming new album, which went straight to number one in Belgium and was recorded in LA with Ariel Pink, Air and Beck writer and arranger Jason Falkner, who also contributes guitars, synths and piano on several tracks.
Known for their hands-in-the-air, eyes-closed, edge-of-control beats, GOOSE’s music features a clear duality – described by Dummy as ‘combining rock dynamics with electronics’ – it is a combination of dark electrical splendour soaring up between melodic, experimental and catchy.
Following up on the success of their internationally acclaimed albums, the NME-approved ‘Bring It On’ released on Fatboy Slim’s Skint Records, the two-time Music Industry Awards winner ‘Synrise’ released on seminal Berlin label !K7 and The Guardian-approved ‘Control Control Control’ – GOOSE have been at the fore front of the Flemish electronic music scene alongside Soulwax, Aeroplane and The Magician for the past ten years.
Born from the creative minds of singer and keyboard player Mickael Karkousse, guitarist Dave Martijn, bassist Tom Coghe and drummer Bert Libeert, GOOSE are known for their sleek aesthetic – from creating magazines featuring interviews with their friends and peers including Soulwax, Raf Simons and Pink Floyd’s sleeve artist Storm Thorgerson – to running multimedia installations. The multidisclipinary band have also lent their hand to remixes for top artists such Daft Punk, Scissor Sisters and White Lies.
This carefully thought sense of style can be traced back to Mickael Karkousse involvement with the avant-garde Belgian fashion scene. As one of the youngest street cast faces designer Raf Simons has ever used, the singer debuted in his iconic Radioactivity show of A/W 98-99 featuring Kraftwerk. This fertile environment has led the band to a long-term visual collaboration with cult fashion photographer and filmmakers Willy Vanderperre, which culminated with the creation of a short film to mark the release of ‘What You Need’ with cinematography from Stanley Kubrick’s favourite Larry Smith.
‘What You Need’ is GOOSE most compelling single so far – the first taste of the band’s upcoming new album in the pipeline for next Spring – epitomizes the unique sound and intensely creative nature that makes them one if the most exciting names coming out of Belgium in the last ten years.
Before they head underground to finish their new album which features some of the biggest names, the globally-loved Hamburg duo Digitalism are unleashing their first ‘pure’ club track since the red hot ‘Fahrenheit 32’ in January 2014.
Digitalism’s brand new track ‘Roller’ does exactly what it says on the tin. Thanks to a fearsome kick drum, screaming lead synths and an insatiable groove, the boys have got a monstrous tune on their hands that is sure to destroy club and festival scenes this summer the world over. Full of raucous energy, the track mirrors the freshness that could be found on Digitalism’s debut album ‘Idealism’ back in 2007.
Mixed by Matt Wiggins at none other than Paul Epworth’s Church Studios, ‘Roller’ comes complete with a delightfully low-slung remix from another duo who are currently on top form, Dense & Pika. Alongside that there’s two bonus DJ beats and a ‘Roll-A-Pella’ which will all be housed on a limited edition 12” that’s sure to go down an absolute treat with Digitalism’s loyal and dedicated fan base.
The band are set to remerge in September to reveal their hugely exciting new live show at Lollapalooza Berlin, but in the meantime their new tune is set to keep things rollin’ for a good while until then. Pre-order here.
Digitalism stream two remixes of their upcoming single “Second Chance“, out on February 16th 2015 via Zerothree Records. Parisian producer Traumer and wildly talented electro DJ/producer Cara deliver their own reworks of the original with offering from David Vrong and Funkagenda on the horizon.
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 2015 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 producer Traumer 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.’
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).
Digitalism released their brand new single ‘Wolves’ featuring Youngblood Hawke yesterday through their own Magnetism Records. Having hinted at a change in direction with a soundcloud-only release at the start of the year, Hamburg duo’s ‘Wolves’ is the first proper single that further underlines this new direction. The track features Youngblood Hawke and aims to marry their own trademark European electronic sound with the US bands catchy, indie-pop vibes.
The track has be given the deluxe remix treatment it deserves with Ed Banger favorite Riton, fellow German duo Booka Shade and the legendary RAC serving up their own reworks of the original.
Watch the official video and stream all remixes below.