Various (mixed by Digitalism) - Kitsuné Tabloid

Digitalism follow up their debut LP Idealism with a mix for the trendy Kitsuné label. The result? A serviceable track listing with no major surprises; the target audience, all those indie kids who like to dance a bit, and all those dance kids who want a bit of indie roughage. Is it just me or is this particular cross-pollination starting to sound a bit tired?

Artists vary from the well known (The Human League, Calvin Harris, Hot Chip) to the obscure. A couple of the boys' own tracks make the cut, including the fine, Daft Punk-ish Echoes. It ranks among one of the few genuine "bangers" here. The 70s gay disco stylings of Hercules & Love Affair (fronted by Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons) and Muscle's Sweaty (who can resist someone shouting "Peace! Love! Ecstasy!" over a punchy electro backing?) are the others. A few more wouldn't have gone amiss.

Overall

6

out of 10

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