Celebrating the imminent re-release of the epic video game classic “Syndicate” this February 21, 2012, EA Games has commissioned a series of remixes from the dance music world’s elite. The second remix by Digitalism, along with the first remix by Skrillex, is available now from the Syndicate Facebook page. When asked to get involved, Digitalism was happy to oblige. “Syndicate is a game classic which is now being brought back to life. For us as electronic music lovers who grew up with games and love soundtracks, there was no way around re-interpreting the Syndicate theme!”
The esteemed production due then took to their lab and set about creating a remix worthy of the legendary parent track. “(We) imagined being in the game, creating a fast-paced atmosphere, turning all the compressors up and mixing classic soundtrack elements with techno. We wanted to make sure it sounds dangerous – et voila, here we go.”
It’s been quite a year for German electro authorities Digitalism. After successfully headlining this summer’s HARD Festival, the duo, consisting of Jens Moelle and Ismail “Isi” Tufekci, will kick off a 10-date North American tour this November to showcase their sophomore album, “I Love You, Dude”. Influenced by Commodore 64 game soundtracks of the 1980s and French house of the early 1990s, Moelle and Tufekci have certified themselves as two of the most creative producers in the scene. Their funk, hip-hop, and post-punk infused tracks have been categorized as pop, but the duo states they have never been restrained by genres, they focus on top notch sound and music.
Leading up to the February release date, there will be more free remixes available from some of the world’s best electronic music producers. Stay tuned to the Syndicate Facebook page for more details.
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