Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I'm not usually the type of guy to pay attention to any local acts, as I'm usually glued to what's going on half way around the world when it comes to music. But I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across DIGIRAATII, a DJ trio which happens to be from Cleveland (OH, not UK). I met two thirds of the group at a MSTRKRFT show last year, and in a twist of fate, here I am blogging about them, cool. Speaking of... the influence MSTRKRFT has had on their music is upfront and in your face, just like the bass in their music.
The first track up is their remix of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll" I know there have been a ton of YYY remixes out there since their album dropped, but this one sticks out as one of the better ones I've heard. The vocal skipping into the banger beats works oh so well. Expect this one to get passed around a bit.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (DIGIRAATII Dance Til You're Dead Remix)
Next up is their original track "Digital Nghtmre" which is a tad less in your face as their remix. But still, they've made it known they are going for that banger feel, when the heavy bass creeps back in.
DIGIRAATII - Digital Nghtmre
Lastly, this trio try their hands at Hard Fi's "Hard To Beat". You can really tell these guys work their music for the clubs. This track is ripe to be assaulting your eardrums on the dance floor.
Hard Fi - Hard To Beat (DIGIRAATII Remix)
I know this is late, but if you happen to be in the Columbus area, they will be headlining a showcase for their record label JETBLACK EMPIRE @ Bristol Bar TONIGHT .. so yes, hurry! You still have a few hours to make it. Sadly I'm going to have to miss it tonight, but I'll be following these guys to see where they go from here.
While you're at it get on over to their Myspace and introduce yourselves, I'm sure they'd love it.