Prior to forming Digital Dance in Brussels, in the summer of 1978, Jerry WX (voice & guitar) and Stephan Barbery (guitar) were closely involved with the local punk scene. Jerry WX played with Chainsaw (Brussels' first punk band) in 1976, and
a year later with X-Pulsion. Stephan Barbery played with Thrills from 1977 to 1978. During this period X-Pulsion, Thrills and a third band called Streets played many gigs together, often swapping instruments and members. (See Sub Rosa's recent 'Everything Is Shit: Punk In Brussels 1977-1979' compilation). Despite their difficult reputation and lack of commercial success, Digital Dance built up a cult following, having even support from John Peel in the UK. Between 1979 and 1981, Digital Dance released three singles and did several notable live concerts, as opening act for Magazine or Siouxsie & The Banshees. The various members subsequently played in groups as diverse as Fad Gadget, Marine, The Revenge, Kid Montana, Noh Mask, The Names, Snowy Red, The Weathermen.... Digital Dance played their last live show in 1981, there was no definite end of the band, but they didn't play together between 1982 and 1998. Sadly, Jerry died in 2000. Last, but not least, the punk years in Brussels generated many fanzines. Digital Dance also published the Digital Magazine. This vinyl includes the very last and unreleased issue of the Digital Magazine.