Cadenzaʼs latest offering comes from Swiss German duo Laurent Bovey and Gregory Poncet, more commonly known as Digitaline. Firmly part of the family within Cadenzaʼs realm of artists, Digitalineʼs latest Up And Down My Spine EP is their fourth contribution to the increasingly impressive Cadenza catalogue of experimental and meticulously produced electronic soundscapes.
Deep and chugging grooves, atmospheric spheres and industrial synth patterns are Digitalineʼs forté; Up And Down My Spine is no exception to their uncompromising rule. A-side Africa makes its grand entrance with a deliriously deep bassline belting from underneath its hazy atmosphere and pouncing crisply into cutting hi-hats and sweeping snares. The jerky rhythmic groove is determined from its first steps and contrasts impeccably with the sensual and stripped down vocal from Diaraby Nene by Oumou Sangaré.
Trickling over the top of a fierce and bouncing violin melody, the listener is catapulted into a woven cultural journey. Africa is an encapsulating house track thats plethora of influences and appeal span worldwide.
On the flip, the duoʼs Shivers is percussive and a clear companion for its counterpart, Africa. Made to sit effortlessly together, the same potion of heavy kicks, tribal essences and impeccable arrangement flows from one side to the other, coaxing our minds and bodies into Digitalineʼs intricate musical world. A hypnotic synth pattern, tight drums and pure groove are relentless as they meet with the repetitive vocal in a winning combination. Cadenza is honoured to present Up And Down My Spine from Digitaline which comprises of two deep and courageous house pieces as their sixty second release.
All tracks written & produced by Grégory Poncet and Laurent Bovey. Africa contain a sample from 'Diaraby Nene' by Oumou Sangare. Publishing by Cadenza Publishing and World Circuit Ltd. Mastered by Simon @ Wired Masters, London
Artwork by Amélie Nicolet. (p) & (c) Cadenza Records 2011 - All rights reserved.