Digitalism vs Tommy Trash – Falling
Once a poster child for heavily distorted party music, electro house has been surpassed in this domain by it’s obnoxiously noisy cousin, dubstep. Because of this, electro house has been somewhat stale for the past year or so, for me at least. Since it’s prolific rise in the mid 2000’s and the mainstream acceptance of over-the-top dubstep, it’s suffered a bit of a creativity crisis, whereby most producers are either shifting towards making Mord Fustang/Porter Robinson-esque “complextro” (the dumbest name for a genre, ever) or migrating over to where the money is and producing big room house. Thankfully, even if it’s only one track, there’s been a bit of a throwback to the sound that made electro house so popular half a decade ago with the latest output from Digitalism and Tommy Trash, their new track Falling.
Falling is a collaboration between one of the titans of 2007 electro, the German duo Digitalism, and the fresh blood of upcoming Australian producer Tommy Trash. Though the track sounds much closer to Idealism era Digitalism than it does the modern big house stylings of Tommy Trash, it’s extremely refreshing to hear that such a track can be produced and met to fanfare in 2012, a year where it feels that all modern house and electro needs a cheesy supersaw chord break followed by a distorted saw sequence that monotonously repeats every 4 beats.
It’s also pleasing to see that Tommy Trash might finally be coming into his own. Though most of his productions follow the generic Zedd-style supersaw/distorted saw template that most popular tracks feature these days, I feel it’s been easy to see the potential that he possesses. One noteworthy example is his take on Deadmau5 – The Veldt, where he transforms the slow, methodical progressive original into a well produced festival banger. It’s also a win because Australia always needs some more producers that become popular on a global level, and it definitely looks like old mate Tommy Trash is headed in that direction.
The video itself mirrors the sound of the track, as a nostalgia filled montage that syncs up fantastically.
Digitalism vs Tommy Trash – Falling is out now on Spinnin Records.