Famed producer duo Digitalism is currently on tour! Thrillcall is offering a pair of tickets to select dates. See the full itinerary below.
The story of Digitalism is about the things that change, and the things that don’t. It was around 2004 that Jens Moelle and Ismail “Isi” Tuefekçi met at a Hamburg record store. Originally, it was just about fun. They made songs to fill holes in their sets – if they couldn’t find the right track, they’d make it. The duo’s ambitions were humble. So when their edit of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” was released as a limited run, it was a big moment. It sold out instantly.
That’s when they moved into the “bunker” studio in Hamburg they still work in today. The waves they were creating were soon being felt outside Hamburg’s dance scene. Soon they joined the Kitsuné family – a label responsible for so much of that era’s defining electronic music, blurring lines between garage-rock and electro. This was a new sound thrilling festival crowds and mutating the traditional indie-disco dance-floor playlists.
Digitalism summed up this eclecticism, this energy. Now, it’s time to reinvent again. Back in Hamburg, they’ve gathered material for a new EP. Their first entirely instrumental release, it expands with the sounds of Mariachi horns and marching rhythms. It is, Jens says, “only the tip of the iceberg.”
So, some things change: the band have lived through the changing ways people listen to music, the inevitable evolution of scenes – and, sadly, the record store isn’t there anymore. But other things don’t: namely, Isi and Jens’ enduring friendship (their “music marriage”), the special feel of the “bunker” they call home and their motivation not to follow trends but make music they want to hear. (source)
Thrillcall is giving away tickets to select dates along Digitalism’s tour, shown below in red. To enter for your chance to win, download the Thrillcall app and create a profile. We will email winners the day before the show.
3/28 @ U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
3/29 @ Good Room – Brooklyn, NY
3/30 @ Coda – Philadelphia, PA
3/31 @ Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
4/5 @ Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
4/6 @ Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
4/7 @ The Great Northern – San Francisco, CA
4/11 @ Nectars Lounge – Seattle, WA
4/12 @ Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
4/13 @ Kingdom – Austin, TX
4/14 @ Club Vinyl – Denver, CO