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the HAMBURG-based ELECTRONIC MUSIC duo DIGITALISM have been around for more than a decade, but i only recently became aware of their CONTAGIOUS NEW ORDER-esque sound. to my ears, the tandem DJ / production duo JENS "JENCE" MOELLE and ISMAIL "ISI" TUFEKCI have created with their SYNTH-heavy sonic aesthetic something reminiscent of other MODERN ELECTROCLASH acts like LADYTRON, CUT COPY, HOT CHIP and THE KNIFE. that being said, all these acts have adopted a SYNTH POP sound that incorporates SAMPLING and TRADITIONAL pop SONG STRUCTURES into something that sounds both EXPANSIVE / EXPERIMENTAL and FAMILIAR, which is an INTRIGUING dynamic.
DIGITALISM is definitely worth checking out.