EA Games is tapping into the EDM world, by way of remixes, to hopefully cause a little chatter about their upcoming title, Syndicate—due for release February 21, 2012. Digitalism is the second act to get involved with this, Skrillex being the first. Digitalism is a nice fit considering one of the influences for their album I Love You, Dude was the Commodore 64 game soundtracks of the ‘80s.
Here’s what Digitalism had to say about things:
Syndicate is a game classic which is now being brought back to life. For us as electronic music lovers who grew up with games and love soundtracks, there was no way around re-interpreting the Syndicate theme… We imagined being in the game, creating a fast-paced atmosphere, turning all the compressors up and mixing classic soundtrack elements with techno. We wanted to make sure it sounds dangerous...
BTW, Jens Moelle and Ismail "Isi" Tufekci (that’s Digitalism), will kick off a 10-date North American tour this month to in support of their sophomore album, I Love You, Dude.
Nov 28 @ Metro in Chicago
Nov 29 @ Mod Club in Toronto, Canada
Nov 30 @ Sat in Montreal, Canada
Dec 01 @ Paradise in Boston, MA
Dec 02 @ Webster Hall in New York, NY
Dec 03 @ Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
Dec 05 @ U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC
Dec 07 @ Orange Peel in Asheville, NC
Dec 09 @ Parish in Austin, TX
Dec 10 @ Granada in Dallas, TX
Dec 12 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
Dec 13 @ The Music Box in Hollywood, CA
Dec 14 @ Mezzanine in San Francisco, CA