Dutch songstress Eva Simons may be more commonly associated with Afrojack’s seminal mainstream debut ‘Take Over Control’, but her latest Electro Pop solo endeavour has conjured some serious attention on the EDM circuit. But despite having German Zedd on production duties, her latest single ‘I Don’t Like You’ lay open for an array of fine European producers to don their own unique studio wits.
Ahead of his Protocol imprint label ‘WTF’ alongside Dutch newcomer ZROQ, familiar club/chart connoisseur Nicky Romero is the first in line to take on Simons’ latest original. 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’ vocal assets.
Away from EDM’s more familiar European hallmarks though, France’s premium instrumental Electronica enthusiast Fred Falke is next to bat for this varied remix package. In a swift and calm clash of warm synth work and steady sweeping beats, Falke’s remix places the originals definitive top line into a sophisticated array of gentle yet concise instrumental work before letting R3hab top the package with blistering synths and vigorous drops, bringing a new dimension to the rising singers impending solo legacy.
Words by Dan Carter