- Words Miriam Balanescu
DJ pairing, The Policy, is back with a new futuristic track, “Digitize”, which features Tom Smith.
Emerging from the undergrowth of Rotterdam’s nightclubs, The Policy – the alliance of Pierre Hagelaars and Thijmen Hoebink – aims to bring house music to the masses. The pair put a twist on classic dance with collaborations from Tessa Rose Jackson and CUT_. Elsewhere they mix spacey 70s disco groove sounds which will remind listeners of the likes of Daft Punk.
Hot off their success with singles like “Changes” and “Yefja”, totalling over 300,000 streams, The Policy has made a return with their single, “Digitize”. A track for the coming AI age, the song combines – unsurprisingly – popping digital sounds with blood-chilling lyrics: “You need to let go of your emotions”, featured singer Tom Smith, from The Editors, repeats.
The Policy explains: “‘Digitize’ was one of those songs that was basically fully written in one day. We were jamming in our studio in Rotterdam when everything seemed to click. The arps, basses and chords quickly combined into a unique aggressive yet grooving body of sound. After some finishing touches compositionally, the song was then sent to Tom who loved the track and with the same creative energy as us, delivered an amazing vocal! He wrote with his lyrics as a sort of ‘misleading story’ about a couple bored of human contact who crave a more digital existence.”