Bonded brothers of the transient peak timer Matisse & Sadko have had little cause to fret over their now promising industry shelflife. Having scaled the likes of Axtone and Armada music alike, the Russian duos follow-up remix to M-3ox’s ‘Beating of my Heart’ strays unexpectedly from the comfort zone of EDM to take on American Rock outfit Shinedown’s stadiumesque single ‘Unity’.
But when the piercing call of Matisse & Sadko’s frisky key work breaks the surface of the original’s moving vocal line, ‘Unity’ takes flight towards the realms of radio friendly club music with little compromise on energy and integrity throughout. Despite the seemingly unfit match, this forward-facing remix is as strong an indicator of the true potential of modern EDM as it is the quality of remixes currently on offer amid the genre’s most prolific year to date.
The Matisse & Sadko remix is released July 31st.
Words by Dan Carter