The darlings of Jamie Jones’s famed house imprint, Hot Creations, the music of Brazilian duo DIGITARIA is inescapable. Anyone who has stepped foot in a club within the last two years has probably inadvertently bopped along to one of their hits, that include REACTION, YOU BRING ME DOWN, and CRAZY LIFE, and now the pair are back with a new single from their forthcoming album, “Night Falls Again”.
The first cut to be released from the long awaited LP is “Favourite Addiction” and features up-and-coming Canadian vocalist, Clarian North. Clarian’s silken vocal melody is given a heavy smatter of double-tracked harmonies and sensual echo effects, whilst the track’s deeply resonating bass beat plods along in a pleasing, albeit slightly monotonous, fashion.
Hot Creations newcomer Jey Kurmis and industry stalwarts Groove Armada both deliver slick reworks of “Favourite Addiction”, with the latter trading in their standard remix format for a thumping, dub edit. Groove Armada’s version is the stand out, pushing “Favourite Addiction” from a palatable club track to a techy, reach-for-the-lasers anthem, a testament to their on-going relevance and impeccable taste.
If “Favourite Addiction” is an indicator of Digitaria’s direction for their new album as a whole, it seems we can expect essentially more of the same – deep and pumping club cuts with just enough melody to enable a sing-along. Ain’t nothing wrong with that!
The EP is out Monday, July 28th on Hot Creations.