Brazilian duo Digitaria released their unbelievable sophomore EP today via the do-no-wrong Hot Creations imprint. This EP has been probably my most anticipated release of 2013, as the entire Hot Creations crew has been championing “Shine” and “Mystic Flow” for months now (and it’s easy to see why). Following up on their heavily-charted Hot Creations debut EP, “Masochist,” Digitaria follows much of the same production formula that got them this far; funky synth lines, menacing bass, and seductive vocals all combine to make a unique and extremely infectious sound.
The EP starts off with the title track, which features a vicious and dark synthline that perfectly contrasts Daniela’s sensual voice. This track straight blows out club speakers, and is a great peak-set song full of eerie and ghostly effects throughout. Morgan Geist (a.k.a. Storm Queen and 1/2 of Metro Area) comes on for the first remix duty and does not disappoint. Giving the original more swing, this remix starts out very bouncy and bubbly before bursting into a poppy percussive track that throws “Shine” more into the tech house genre.
Although these two tracks are burners in their own right, the B-side of the EP, as usual, is where Hot Creations hides their gems. “Mystic Flow” kick-starts the B-side with a much darker sound than that of “Shine” and was featured in Lee Foss’s Essential Mix at the end of last year. This is that song that everyone on the dancefloor will be asking an ID for (I know, because this song has stuck with me since Lee Foss played in Denver in December!). The EP closes out with the perfect sunrise song, wAFF‘s remix of “Shine”. I heard this track at Hot Creation‘s WMC Paradise party last week as the sun rose above the Miami skyline, and was floored with it’s beauty. Removing the vocal effects, wAFF keeps this song on the more progressive side of things, constantly evolving and morphing into an intoxicating way to bring in the new day.
Overall, this may be my favorite EP released on Hot Creations thus far (which is saying A LOT!) so, be sure to pick up your copy from Beatport and follow Digitaria on Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud for all their latest updates!