Digitalism – Wolves feat. Youngblood Hawke (Booka Shade Remix) (single) (Magnetism / PIAS)
At the start of the year, Hamburg duo Digitalism unveiled Wolves featuring Los Angeles-based indie-pop/rock act, Youngblood Hawke, and which hinted at new direction for Jens Moelle and Ismail Tufekci.
In preparation of the single’s release, Wolves has been given the remix treatment including one massive remix by Booka Shade.
As evidenced on their recent remix of Hot Since 82’s Don’t Touch The Alarm, Booka Shade’s new remix is deep, and brooding and built for one thing, and one thing only – clubbing.
From the opening seconds, the listener is transported into a dark club and hypnotized by a deep production of thick synth-stabs and driving house beats.
A truly epic tune, at 7:37 Booka Shade’s remix takes the listener on a journey. Check out the break down section from 4:00, where keys – half- melancholic, half-euphoric – give the listener a moment’s respite before driving it back home.
An absolute peach of tune, though released on Digitalism’s own label Magnetism Records, this remix would actually be right at home on the Moda Black roster.
As for Digitalism, their story began when Jens Moelle & Ismail Tufekci met working in a record store in Hamburg with friend and fellow giant of electro Alex ‘Boys Noize’ Ridha in the early naughties. Like contemporaries Justice, Erol Alkan and Soulwax, their first album Idealism epitomised the indie-dance crossover sound of the time with follow up I Love You Dude (2011) showcasing a more refined sound and techno based production.
As DJ’s, Digitalism also began carving a following via their house and techno driven sets delivering hours of carefully programmed music, spanning many genres, but always maintaining their trademark sound.
This led to them being added to !K7 Records illustrious roster which includes Maya Jane Coles, Scuba, Tiga, Trevor Jackson, Four-Tet and John Talabot and their 2012 DJ Kicks release included 6 exclusively recorded tracks. Two years on the band have released on some of the biggest labels in dance music. Pryda, Spinnin, Toolroom, Kitsune and Axtone all released chart topping Digitalism tracks and supported DJ sets at some of the best clubs across the globe, affirming their position as a dance act to be reckoned with.
Wolves (+ remixes) will be released on 14 July, 2014 through Magnetism Records / PIAS.
1. Wolves Feat. Youngblood Hawke (Radio Edit)
2. Wolves Feat. Youngblood Hawke (12” Version)
3. Wolves Feat. Youngblood Hawke (Riton Remix)
4. Wolves Feat. Youngblood Hawke (RAC Remix)
5. Wolves Feat. Youngblood Hawke (Booka Shade Remix
Listen to Wolves feat. Youngblood Hawke (Booka Shade Remix) below: