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).
After a very sweet ‚”Sweet Berries EP” released earlier this year, Get Physical label called upon rising Greek star Alex Dimou to compose and mix Get Physical’s “Tracks Volume 6”. Featuring brand-new artwork and comprised of a special 60-minute set created especially for the release -and then cut into 10 DJ-friendly tidbits-, the mix showcases Dimou’s ability to go from the deepest of house to darker, dance floor-worthy tech sounds, with enough time to stop by acid and even jazzy territory. It’s also the first of Get Physical’s “Tracks” compilations to focus on one artist behind the mixing instead of featuring tracks by numerous up-and-comers, giving the single featured artist the chance to communicate ideas more freely through an entire mix.
And boy, has Dimou stepped up to the challenge. The Greek producer says: “Get Physical is a label I have been following since my early days. Their taste in music, their history and their attitude really made my decision to release music with them very easy. I think that the “Tracks 6” project is a great opportunity to show my perspective of music. I wanted to make a mix of cinematic elements, minimal sounds and hypnotic structure. That’s why I didn’t make each track separately, but instead made a 60-minute project.”
From laid-back to epic, morning-epiphany material, this is one musical search that leaves no stone unturned. Perfect to press play and forget about. “So true”s vocals have been made by Lee Burton and “Oceanmoon” has been made together with Jamodu (aka Funkagenda).