The ‘Lift’ EP will be remarkable release for Digitalism not just for the reason that they collaborated for the first time on these tracks, but it also marks a return to the label that helped introduce them to international dance floors – ‘Kitsune records.’ It may feel like a homecoming, but ‘Lift’ continues to break new ground for Digitalism. The duo deliberately carved out long-stretches of studio time over the past twelve months to work on some collaborations.
Collaborations are a rarity for the pair, but the new EP features three tracks and three collaborators – The M Machine, Steve Duda and Michael Diamond.The forthcoming release will be a taste of what Digitalism are capable of, but in this instance they wrote within the confides of the Dance Floor but with the expanse and freedom of collaborating with other artists to try and see how far they could push their sound.
The EP opens with the title track ‘Lift’, a collaboration with The M Machine. ‘Lift’ is a rhythmic melodic classic, layering synths with diced vocal samples a plenty to give this track an undeniable and upbeat, dance anthem feel. ‘Dudalism’, a collaboration with electronic wizard Steve Duda, glows with the ethereal vibes of a night about to take off into madness. Rounding out the EP is the darker ‘Electric Fist’, which Michael Diamond has lent his talents to; it’s all dark synth play, vocal chops and pulsating distortion.
In celebration and support of their upcoming EP ‘Lift’, Digitalism will play nine select DJ dates across North America in August and September.
Catch Digitalism DJ’ing on the dates below. The ‘Lift EP’ will be pre-released for DJ’s August 23rd courtesy of Beatport and then available world wide from September 23rd.
Text: Kitsune records
North American DJ Tour August/September 2013:
29th August – Output, New York
30th August – Voyeur, Philadelphia
31st August – SAT, Montreal
4th September – Monarch Theatre, Phoenix
5th September – Sound, Los Angeles
6th September – Ruby Skye, San Francisco
12th September – Voyeur, San Diego
13th September – Foundation, Seattle
14th September – Hard Rock, Las Vegas