German producers and DJs Jens Moelle and Ismail Tufekci, AKA Digitalism, have unveiled their hotly anticipated new single ‘Spektrum’ from their newly announced EP, ‘5KY11GHT’ as well as a series of US and EU shows.
The Hamburg duo bring their trademark electro touch to the production, infusing chunky bass stabs with a melodic breakdown, to create a dancefloor ready anthem. The track showcases just one side their bold production skills, and displays diversity when compared to other tracks on the EP, which adopt a range of brooding, ominous tones as well as uplifting melodies.
Starting their career in 2001, producing vibrant live sets, they soon signed to Kitsune, with their release ‘Zdarlight’ still acting as one of their most famed to this day. Following up the release with ‘Jupiter Room’ from their ‘Idealism’ album, Digitalism soon became synonymous with their unique and original electronic productions, a crossover sound with roots found in both indie and techno. The album, now celebrating a decade since release, became an instant classic in the indie electro scene, establishing Digitalism as one of the biggest acts in the genre, alongside notable acts such as Simian Mobile Disco, Justice, and Boys Noize.
Their 2011 track ‘Blitz’, taken from the ‘I Love You, Dude’ album has so far amassed over 7 million Spotify streams whilst 2016 album ‘Mirage’ birthed popular track ‘Destination Breakdown’, which later went on to receive remix treatments from the likes of Gerd Janson and Alex Gopher.
A welcome return for the German duo, ‘Spektrum’ embodies everything about Digitalism that makes Jens and Ismail so unique, and demonstrates their continued innovation and ever-evolving sound over the course of the past decade. Stay tuned for more information on the forthcoming EP ‘5KY11GHT’.
US and EU dates:
Nov 16 – London, UK – Xoyo
Mar 28 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Mar 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Good Room
Mar 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Coda
Mar 31 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Apr 05 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Apr 06 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Apr 07 – San Francisco, CA – Great Northern
Apr 11 – Seattle, WA – Nectars Lounge
Apr 12 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound
Apr 13 – Austin, TX – Kingdom
Apr 14 – Denver, CO – Vinyl