Wido von Wienskowski
GERMANY & AUSTRIA
Since their early dancefloor 12”s on Hyperdub from 2008 and through two vocal-led albums in 2010 and 2013, Darkstar have been an influential force in the UK’s electronic scene. With the release of their third studio LP Foam Island they prove that they remain at the cutting edge of artists pushing its form. Taking cues from peers such as Jon Hopkins and Four Tet, it is an ambitious record, buzzing with the energy of all the possibilities inherent in electronic music in 2015. Yet it is also one which has been shaped by the prevailing social and political climate at this point in time. Darkstar have created an album which could only have been made in 2015; an album with a voice that encourages a generation to stand up and be counted.