Concert Review: Digitalism, November 29, Mod Club

Tuesday night marked the long awaited return of German duo Digitalism to the club scene. Not even a miserable rainy night could dampen the mood of the easily excitable crowd. With projection screens and light fixtures taking over most of the stage, the realization that we were all about to enter an aural and visual extravaganza created a slight buzz in the air that erupted into a major applause when the duo and their tour drummer (dressed in matching gear..those Germans..) took the stage shortly after 10 pm.

With only two albums in their repertoire, the duo smoothly blended and mixed the more familiar tracks off Idealism with the newer material off I Love You Dude. Classic tracks like I Want I Want got the crowd going early. For an act that is mostly known for helming the decks, Digitalism has a surprising amount of stage presence. On the tracks that required vocals, Jens Moelle would excitedly rush to the front of the stage, dance and sing the tracks with the excitement of a teenager showing off his tracks off for the first time. The excitement, enthusiasm and energy given off by the group became a great catalyst for the Toronto Tuesday crowd who admittedly required a boost in the beginning. By the time Digitalism’s signature track Zdarlight rolled around, there wasn’t a still body in the house and the show just built from there a midst strobe lights, lasers and that undeniable Euro beat. Powered by live mixing and a pulsating beat, newer tracks such as 2 Hearts and Circles were more powerful live then on record, always a good sign.

Tuesday nights are normally not reserved for a Euro after hours party experience, but with Digitalism leading the way, count me in. Highly energetic and undeniably fun, check the band out if they are in your town.

12/2 – NEW YORK, NY @ Webster Hall
12/3 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Trocadero
12/5- WASHINGTON, DC @ U Hall
12/7 – ASHEVILLE, NC @ Orange Peel
12/9 – AUSTIN, TX @ Parish
12/10 – DALLAS, TX @ Granada
12/12 – SOLANA BEACH, CA @ Belly Up
12/13 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ Music Box
12/14 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Mezzanine

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