Vitalic & Kiddy Smile - "Rave Against The System" - (4:58) 133 BPM
Lost Time - (4:31) 148 BPM
Danse Avec Moi - (4:11) 119 BPM
Cosmic Renegade - (5:52) 127 BPM
14 AM - (4:40) 122 BPM
Boomer Ok - (5:03) 135 BPM
Carbonized - (3:58) 144 BPM
Review: Pascal Arbez aka Vitalic returns to his Clivage Music imprint with a collection of dancefloor bangers. While the infectious vocals and melodies on "Haute Dimension" and the moody "Danse Avec Moi" show that Vitalic has embraced pop music, these mainstream-facing contributions sit alongside wild acid burners like "Rave Against the System" and the grating, visceral industrial of "Boomer OK". While the dance floor remains Vitalic's focus, Dissidaence also shows that he's capable of a more nuanced approach: led by spaced out synths and a warm, pulsating bass on "Cosmic Renegade", Vitalic takes his cues from classic Italo to map out a brave new approach.
Review: Making for a great entry into K7's always essential DJ Kicks series, German electro-house duo Digitalism aka Jens Moelle and Ismail Tufekci pick out some interesting selections from amongst their peer group. WhoMadeWho's shuffle beat disco ace "The Sun" finds a welcome home amongst a new mix of The Rapture's "Sail Away" and an edit of Gai Barone's "Alicudi" from the Digitalism pair. However special props have to go out to the quite-stunning waves of pitched-up chords that make Kulsch's "Lorely' an instant classic. Available as individual, unmixed tracks or as a continuous DJ mix.