Single review: ‘Bizarre’ by Digalaux – Swedish-French electro to kickstart your 2018

If you came here because you read the words ‘West Coast trio’, you may be in the wrong place. Far from the hip-hop homeland of California, Digalaux are a party-loving group kicking up a storm over on the west Swedish coast – Gothenburg to be precise.

Having released their debut album ‘First’ just last year, the Swedish-French trio have landed loudly in 2018, with their latest single ‘Bizarre’ dropping at the end of January.

A disco beat gets things going, preparing the ground for the heavy synth bass hook to kick in seconds later.

‘Bizarre’ already sounds like a change of gear for the group, who started touring their brand of psychedelic electro back in 2013-14. There are clear aspirations to emanate the heaviness of the magisterial French electro outfit Justice here, whose influence can be heard in the unashamed raucousness.

A disco beat gets things going, preparing the ground for the heavy synth bass hook to kick in seconds later. The robot-effect vocals throughout are a daring nod to their nineties heroes, and it’s no surprise that they’ve stuck with the mastering of Antoine “Chab” Chabert, who has worked with Daft Punk among many others in the past.

Clocking in at just under four minutes, this track is a dirty, rolling party anthem, just in time to accompany our post-Christmas exit from hibernation and soundtrack our face-first sprint into the year ahead. Bring it on!

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