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Digitalism

Digitalism

Digitalism are a German electronic music duo formed in Hamburg in 2004, consisting of Jens "Jence" Moelle and Ismail "Isi" Tüfekçi. The duo are signed to French label Kitsuné, as well as Virgin Records and Astralwerks in other parts of the world.Digitalism have remixed tracks for The Presets, Tom Vek, The Futureheads, Daft Punk, Tiga, Klaxons, White Stripes, Monk, Depeche Mode, Cut Copy and many others, including a re-edit of "Fire in Cairo" by The Cure (entitled "Digitalism in Cairo"). Their tracks and remixes are played by DJs such as Erol Alkan, Soulwax, Boys Noize and Justice.Digitalism have made appearances at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, South by Southwest, Rhythm and Vines, Electric Picnic and Ultra Music Festival as well as various clubs worldwide.Moelle has two solo releases on Kitsuné; "I Ragazzi Del 1982" as Palermo Disko Machine and "Wired" as Jence. He has since released "Vesuvia/Theme of Palermo Disko Machine" as Palermo Disko Machine on Vulture Music.Band historyMoelle and Tüfekçi met at a record store in Hamburg and became friends. Later, the store's owner asked them to DJ a party, and they then began mixing and recording. According to Moelle, they record their music in a World War II bunker they own in Hamburg.Digitalism's debut album, Idealism, was released in Japan on 9 May 2007 by Toshiba EMI, in France on 21 May 2007 by Kitsuné, in North America by Astralwerks, and in Australia and New Zealand by etcetc and Virgin Records. The album includes re-edits of the previously released singles "Jupiter Room" and "Zdarlight" as well as their "Digitalism in Cairo" original re-edit of a track by The Cure.The Pogo EP was released as a single in support of the album in May, with two alternate versions of the track.Digitalism released their EP Blitz under Kitsuné on November 8, 2010.On 7 April 2011 they announced a new album, I Love You Dude, which was released on 20 June 2011. On 18 June, they played at the Hurricane Festival.In 2013 Jence won the Hamburg half marathon and raised 17 euros for charity.InfluencesDigitalism cite Daft Punk and film soundtracks as influences. The song "Zdarlight" is not named after Philippe Zdar of Cassius, as commonly thought. Rather, it is named after the word "starlight", but with a slightly different spelling.Live actThe duo performs live using a MacBook Pro laptop as the heart of the act, along with a Behringer BCR2000 and BCF2000 MIDI controller, a KORG microKORG, a KORG KP3, a Roland MC-202, a set of Roland V-Drums, along with some other synthesizers (such as the KORG MS-20), and various drum machines (such as the KORG Electribe ESX-1 and EMX-1). Moelle (and occasionally Isi) performs live vocals over the top.

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