Back in October, Alt Altman (aka Digits) left Toronto for London with little more than his laptop, MIDI controller and a dream of taking the European electronic scene by storm. This introductory digital mixtape (available as a free download on his website) is a solid catch-me-up for those just encountering his dark, downtrodden retro-synth-pop vibe.
It features nine Digits songs, three tracks by Bad Passion (his quirky, slow-jam side project) and a chilled-out remix by Nite Jewel. Fan favourites Lost Dream and Rachel Marie will be well known to Digits aficionados, while newer up-tempo songs Because It's Wrong and So Cold are sure to impress those out for thumping indie dance-floor fare.
With UK blogs and critics starting to take note and a string of summer festival dates booked all over Europe, Altman's dream seems about to be realized.
Top track: So Cold