The French have proven themselves a nation of two very differing avenues in Electronic music over the past couple of years. While club-to-pop conjurer Martin Solveig has proven far more comfortable in the billboard charts, his young Nu Disco orientated peer Madeon has certainly raised the bar coming of age Electro House. Previewed exclusively by longstanding supporter Pete Tong, his remix of ‘The Night Out’ touches on yet more of the rising producers maturely refined sound. Despite his significant lack of experience, this Electro-tinted outing of energetic vigour and carefully constructed chord play shows that his short time on the scene has served his studio dialect incredibly well.
Extending the trend of chart-worthy House assets with considerable perseverance, Montreal’s finest A-Trak drops the Duck Sauce moniker and rekindles the world with his organic solo stylings. Leading with craftily cut beats and those subtle acid moments that the globe has grown to love, his take on the inevitably predictable Solveig outing is something of a diamond amid the rough and tumble of modern Dance music. Emphasising the mildly appealing vocal line with his own sharp melodic grandeur and infectious chords, the Canadian club veteran overshadows the original with a productive knack you just cannot fake.
Bringing together the best elements of this concise House crossover, the A-Trak vs. Martin rework see’s the formative French producer return to his earlier roots with a perky yet somewhat raw take on the original. Rounding off the package with a third instalment of club leaning gold dust as well as a captivating remix from rising Finnish duo Marcus Maison and Will Dragen, all the boxes are ticked within this solid extension of Solveig’s undisputed universal charm.
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix) Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak vs. Martin Rework)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Maison & Dragen Remix)
Words by Dan Carter