Having pioneered the electro-punk and indie dance movement, making rapturous appearances at festivals such as Parklife, Coachella and venues worldwide, the German electro duo otherwise known as Digitalism will be throwing down their distorted baselines and thumping rhythms at a club near you this May.
And so here we have it. Another day, another festival announcement. But there are few we get quite as excited about as Groovin' The Moo. Touring five region cities every May, the festival is a unique way to connect with festival goers outside of the capital cities, while creating a lineup and atmosphere that competes with all the majors - all for under $100 (not including booking fee)!
Wow. The weather gods do NOT like Parklife. Is it just me or does it rain on the first Sunday of every October? Though we avoided a torrential downpour, the rain did little to stop the punters from jumping in the mud - and the extreme cold did little to stop the rest from taking off their shirts and wearing painfully short skirts. I guess you have to admire their conviction to adhere to whatever this festival mentality is... But I digress. Onto the music!
Backstage at Parklife, Larry Heath catches up with German electronic duo Digitalism to chat about touring Australia, the world, their new album - and releasing a greatest hits record!?
Parklife 2011 really was a thing of beauty. It came complete with perfect weather, a great line-up, good crowd and short drink queues. The organisers have found the perfect setting for the festival at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in the heart of Melbourne. In such lush surroundings it’s easy to forget that the CBD is only a quick stroll along the Yarra away. And so the scene was set for another cracking round of cutting edge electronic and indie vibes.
DIGITALISM [DJ SET], SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM, DENNIS FERRER, RIVA STARR & GOODWILL PLAY HARBOUR PARTY 2010