Monday, 1 September 2008

Digitalism – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh – 23rd August 2008

By the time I arrived at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh I missed the first of the two support acts for tonight’s sold out gig, We Are Electric DJ. However I managed to see the second support act, Craig Brown aka Satellite Dub.

Satellite Dub won a competition run by STV, DF Concerts & 32Music to give an up and coming new act the chance to support one of the festival acts at the Edge Festival, which runs alongside The Edinburgh Festival.

A worthy winner in my opinion, Satellite Dub could give the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Orbital and Daft Punk a run for their money, delivering groovy beats with a thunderous, pumping, heavy bass managing to get the crowd ready for Digitalism no problem.

The indie-dance crossover duo from Hamburg gets everyone going from the offset with their distinctive heavy dance tune Zdarlight. The heart pumping heavy distortion, deafening beats and incessant strobe manage to add to the enthusiasm and energy levels of the Edinburgh crowd.

The sweat soaked crowd remain like this throughout tracks such as Idealistic and the celestial overtones of Jupiter Room. The set was brought to a close with the heavily distorted, rough grooves of the infectious track, Pogo.


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