The Banger is back! After Digitalism rather lacklustre new album – it’s great to see, and hear, the German duo get back to their roots with some new material for their DJ Kicks mix CD.
So far we’ve had two new tracks; the first is ‘A New Drug’ which is so 2007 you’d be fooled into thinking we’re not in recession – it’s full of driving drums, caustic synths and harks back to their electro/rock aesthetic. Granted it’s a little one dimensional – but at least its not limp-wristed indie. Free download from here.
Today they unveiled another track that features on the mix, called ‘Simply Dead’, it is probably their finest work since Idealism – it does away with almost any melody, vocals and just concentrates on trying to mash your brain with stuttering drums, abrasive synths and more compression than the human head can take – it’s a banger in every sense of the word.
Welcome back guys.
Bonus Round: Be sure to check out their spacial remix of Who Made Who’s ‘Inside World’.
DJ Kick CD Tracklist:
01. AXEL LE BARON & KURBATOV – MENACE (ORIGINAL MIX)
02. SURRENDER ! – TRAVELLERS (SHAROOZ REMIX)
03. HEY TODAY! – 83
04. ALEX GOPHER – BRAIN LEECH
05. TWR72 – SUMMER
06. DIGITALISM – FALLING *
07. GAI BARONE – ALICUDI (DIGITALISM ELECTRO CLASH EDIT) *
08. DIGITALISM – SIMPLY DEAD *
09. WHOMADEWHO – THE SUN
10. KÖLSCH – LORELEY
11. GRAUZONE – RAUM (ATA’S EXTENDED MIX)
12. TOMAS BARFOD – CAME TO PARTY
13. DIGITALISM – A NEW DRUG *
14. DIGITALISM – SILENZ *
15. HIROKI ESASHIKA – KAZANE
16. VITALIC – SECOND LIVES
17. DIGITALISM – SO TOTALLY GOOD *
18. HOUSEMEISTER – SOMMER
19. THE RAPTURE – SAIL AWAY (DIGITALISM REMIX) *
20. THE SNEEKERS – TEDDY (ORIGINAL MIX)
21. AUTOTUNE – KEEP IT WRONG
22. DIGITALISM – THE PICTURES
* = DJ-Kicks exclusive
A1. DIGITALISM – FALLING
A2. GAI BARONE – ALICUDI (DIGITALISM ELECTRO CLASH EDIT)
B1. DIGITALISM – SIMPLY DEAD
B2. DIGITALISM – A NEW DRUG
C1. DIGITALISM – SO TOTALLY GOOD
C2. DIGITALISM – SILENZ
D1. THE RAPTURE – SAIL AWAY (DIGITALISM REMIX)
D2. DIGITALISM – THE PICTURES
2012 marks the 27th anniversary of !K7 Records. The label will be celebrating with a series of live events, releases, and special projects incorporating music and artists from past, present and future of the label, and the DJ-Kicks series.
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