Now a formative presence within Electronic Dance Music, Eva Simons has certainly excelled all expectations as a leading lady of eccentric top lines. But despite having German Electro wonder Zedd on production duties, her latest single ‘I Don’t Like You’ lay open for Dutch House mogul Nicky Romero to step in off the back of his latest giveaway track ‘Tension’ to lay down his own remodel of this infectious radio-friendly outing. With a grinding repertoire of steel-clad chord progressions and hard hitting beats, Romero plays on the elements that have seen his career soar and delivers yet another emotively refined key driven gem courtesy of Eva Simons’ exceptional vocal assets.

The Nicky Romero remix of ‘I Don’t Like You’ is released soon via Interscope Records.

Words by Dan Carter

18 Comments to “Live Preview: Eva Simons – I Don’t Like You (Nicky Romero Remix)”

  • sounds very similar to toulouse does it not

  • @melih,

    Hmm, i think the second part of the drop sounds a bit like metropolis. great remix nevertheless

  • that’s just nicky romero’s new style.. and it fits perfectly to this remix

  • this is one of the many reasons why i love nicky! his sound is so different from everyone else, and he makes it work. my favorite producer by far.

  • all his new beats sound the same: heavy but kinda toilet-ish.

  • He’s starting to be like Tommy Trash some time ago, every track and remix sounded the same in the drop, but i still like him, the Ultra ID is really good.

  • I don’t see a problem with him recycling the robot-voice drop. He’s also using a different synth, just the same style.
    It’s hard to develop sounds, and he made this sound his with Toulouse. Now people recognize him for it. Just like Avicii has his signature piano. Just like Hardwell has his signature hardwell synth. Just like NO_ID has their signature gated synth. Tommy trash and his signature drops. I mean, of course, not all tracks should sound alike, but this is just his second track with this synth. To say he’s becoming Tommy Trash (who did use the exact same stuff for over half a year) at this point is ridiculous.

  • the toulouse-drop sound ow w/e u wanna call it is to unique to use a second time tbh..

  • Progressive is just so god damn over-saturated with producers right now and it just seems like everyone feels obligated to be putting out remixes right and left. I thought the exact same things as @melih and @kiko. These producers should not be compromising quality for quantity. Tommy Trash even said in an interview that he was at an uncomfortable point in his career because he just couldn’t say no to remix offers, but now he has learned. Plus he kind of proved himself with a newer progressive sound with his original Cascade and Ladi Dadi remix. As for Romero, we all knew he would blow up like this hanging around with Guetta but he needs to cool it with the releases, Generation 303, Camorra, Toulouse have all been genius so I think he needs to keep his standard high. I totally understand that its very hard to become original at the moment, but these producers need to adapt and put more time in the studio to come up with the next direction for progressive house.

    I’ve been fully immersed in progressive for 3 years now and like most others, my standards have risen tremendously. If I had just gotten into progressive like a year ago, then I’d probably think that a lot of the stuff that has been released recently has been great. I’ve always had a taste for tech house and have started to go to more techno shows, but I always go back to my comfort in progressive. There’s just not enough good extensive blogs out there for Tech House and House!

    Anyway, there’s my rant. Sing2Me, Anima and Feel are definitely the tracks to top in my book.

  • DanSTS: There are indeed many tech house/house blogs out there, it’s just a matter of how much effort you put into finding them :)

  • please share some good ones with us =)

  • Keep up with good work Nicky!!

  • Trust me Anton I have been looking, cahulhousemafia is great, residentadvisor, electronicbox, soundowl, house-maniacs, etc. But what I meant for “good” tech house blogs is that I’m looking for something BeatMyDay style that breaks down track posts like you guys do. There really are no tech house/techno blog that does what you guys do with progressive. Thats what I meant. Which is why you guys should start posting more tech house and house now (which it looks like you guys are :-) . You guys know your stuff outside of progressive, now it’s time to pave the way because I feel that everyone’s progressive house standards are just way too high these days, time to get deeper.

  • DanSTS: Oh okay. I think I’ve spotted a few of those actually. Will let you know if I come across them again – can’t remember the names at the moment.

    I personally listen to lots of deep-house especially, and trying to progressively expand our deep/tech/house repertoire on the site. As I hope is noted.

  • @Anton . Hope that really happens. I love Beatmyday because it informs always the good stuff. like DanSts my stanrdars for progressive and electro area little higher .I`m moving to house/tech house and even a little bit of trance . Because recently many producers are making these same sounds in progressive and electro and is getting a little boring for me, In 2009 ,2010 theses producers were more creative imo.And there are many new producers that doesnt come up with new stuff also.

  • It does sound like Toulouse but that sound is part of Nicky’s sound, aswell as the amazing drumpatterns he creates. Love the remix!

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