Dance, today. Listen to this loud.
I wrote recently about Artificial Powerlessness. It’s when you can do better, but you don’t. You’re lazy and knacky, good to you.
But, hell, sometimes it works!!
Digitalism used here a few little tricks.
- The contrast between a nosy phony sound and a clear dancy rhythm (it’s at 0’30”, BAM).
- Listen to the bass : they do the “James Bond” John Barry trick (three halftones played in a row). It’s a little harmonic danger that Röyksopp uses all the time.
- At 1’23” then shup the beat off, rebuilding it until 1’58” (it’s an old knack, oui?).
They get more than 2 millions views thanks to a few simple ideas. Bravo!
Thanks for reading!
Vitalic and their extatic bended harmonies (pardon my French) :
The scholar drunkenness of this :