Regular readers of The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century and my “On High Rotation” posts will know that I’m a fan of synthpop and electronica. It can’t be helped — maybe it’s because I’m a techie, maybe it’s because I was a synth player in a former life (and actually, I still am).
One of the current electronic bands that I rather like is Digitalism, a German duo who’ve crafted some rather enjoyable tunes such as Circles and one of my favourite electronic tracks of this decade, Forrest Gump.
Digitalism often collaborate with other DJs, and their latest such pairing is with DJ-Kicks on a new compilation, unsurprisingly titled Digitalism: DJ-Kicks. It’s a collection of DJ-Kicks’ work, remixed by Digitalism, and of the tracks is Falling, which itself is a Digitalism track. That’s right, this is Digitalism remixing a DJ-Kicks reworking of their own work. There’s a lot of this snake-eating-its-own-tail thing going on in remix culture.
Here’s the video for Digitalism/DJ-Kicks/Digitalism’s Falling, which overlays the tune with clips from the Belgian toddler TV show Tik Tak, the spiritual predecessor to all those Baby Einstein videos.