The Digitalism duo, consisting of producer and singer Jence Moelle and producer/DJ Ismail ‘Isi’ Tufekci came together in early 2003. Record store clerk Jence Moelle was working afternoons in Hamburg’s Underground Solution record shop and became friends with Ismail ‘Isi’ Tufekci, who worked at a vinyl distributor. Isi and Jens bonded and became a DJ tag team. They were soon using early CD-writers to burn their own edits. In jokey tribute to Bob Sinclar’s Africanism All Stars project and to their own love of electronic dance music, they scribbled the word ‘Digitalism’ on the CDs to identify them for playing out.