Few aspiring artists have risen with the same outright vigour as promising German contender Deniz Koyu. But back on remix duty after his heavily supported take on Zedd’s ‘Spectrum‘, the young fast-riser takes on the familiar stylings of Swedish-American indie pop trio Miike Snow for a signature remix of their latest album single, ‘Pretender’.
Utilising Andrew Wyatt’s blissful top line with lengthy pads, mesmerizing melodies and beautiful strings, Koyu lays down a formative number that may not top that of his Refune Records debut ‘Bong‘ but excels on the merits of style and consistency for this proud mark for European Dance music.
The side project of Style of Eye, Carli and Miike Snow’s Christian Karlsson known as Galantis return to Miike Snow’s Karlsson and Winnberg’s Robotberget imprint for round two with yet another Pete Tong-approved club gem. In a blend of haunting lead work and momentous peak time energy, Galantis follow up the free release of ‘Tank‘ with the equally unique ‘Raveheart’. Straying reassuringly far away from the tiring discussions on all things mainstream, ‘Raveheart’ is as indicative of the true potential of modern Dance music as it is the quality of music currently on offer amid the genre’s most prolific year to date.
Update: The official video has been released.
Just when you thought Electro had reached its creative peak, the side project of Style of Eye, Carli & Karlsson Galantis drop onto the radar of Miike Snow’s Karlsson and Winnberg’s Robotberget imprint with a formative nod to the expanding dimensions of this oversubscribed sub-genre.
Gaining the support of Pete Tong on his Essential Selection show and Tommy Trash alike, this unique freebie drives deep into the mechanical realms of modern club mastery. Laced with grinding chords and an array of pitch-pervading lead work, ‘Tank’ lives up to its name as one of the more robustly charged outings of adrenaline fuelled Electro to touch upon the industry for a while.