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Apr 15

Dillon Francis Gets Mom Envy In ‘Jealous’ Remix

Dillon Francis is Jealous of your dad, and not because you have one. He's mad he "ain't wit it," referring to your mom.

Dillon fantasizes about romancing your mother with his remix of Jealous (I Ain't Wit It), taking his time from the start with Chromeo's sweet-talking bassline and gentle guitar licks. After the petty pleasantries, his tribute to tagging the woman who birthed you plows forward on a bed-shaking house beat with electro synth for extra "friction." He comes back for round two in a drop with a slightly bigger feel to it--something she probably appreciated after the first go-around. If this homage to mom doesn't make her want to leave her husband, then they'll obviously have to keep doing it on the low.

Props to Dillon for sharing his feelings. Even the most cool-headed and composed of us feel the pangs of mom envy from time to time, and you just need to find an outlet. Dillon's remix will be available soon on Big Beat.
Chromeo - Jealous (Dillon Francis Remix) [Big Beat]
Apr 10

Alex Metric & Oliver Go Intergalactic

Alex Metric (pictured) and Oliver follow up last month's excellent single Hope with another dose of heady disco-funk entitled Galaxy.

If Hope got your hopes up for this power trio's forthcoming collaborative EP, then Galaxy should thoroughly satisfy. Where that earlier tune had more contemporary production flourishes, Galaxy sticks more closely to its retro influences, as exemplified by the menacing piano stabs, the bouncy bongos, the funky slap-bass and the Chic-esque guitar licks. If Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder jointly fathered a three-headed DJ baby (try not to imagine it, we dare you), it would most certainly turn out groovy, star-gazing tunes like this.

Galaxy comes from the three-track Hope EP, out April 22 via OWSLA/Big Beat.
Alex Metric & Oliver - Galaxy (Original Mix) [OWSLA/Big Beat]
Apr 09

Galantis Merges Genres And Species In Debut EP, New Video

By fusing elements of indie dance and big room house, Swedish superduo Galantis crafts something altogether new with a balance of thoughtful, powerful production and a catchy aesthetic suitable for bedrooms and festival stages alike. Made up of Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow (pictured left) and Linus Eklöw of Style Of Eye, Galantis released an endearing official video today for their track You, the second single off their breakout self-titled EP.

Directed by Dano Cerny, the man also responsible for the duo's NSFW Smile video, our story follows a love-seeking SeaFox, a personification of Galantis' iconic, bioluminescent deep-sea kitty-cat-looking creatures from the cover of the EP (see below). Despite being approached in a friendly manner, the unsuspecting city has mixed reactions to the glowing, fur-covered face, but who hasn't been treated that way at some point, even while wearing their normal human face?

The new vid comes on the heels of Galantis' self-titled debut EP, which features four brand new tracks in addition to the already-heard Smile and You. Revolution continues the vocal-driven package with an uplifting arrangement that begins with soft verses and delicate piano before building slowly into a big room-inspired climax. Help follows a similar formula, showcasing the duo's original sound and combined musicianship through extended, thoughtful buildups leading to complex main sections that are no-doubt making EDM's mainstage mainstays a little jealous. Galantis peels off a more progressive feel in Friend (Hard Times), still dense with detail and accents to savor play after play. The Heart That I'm Hearing serves as the finale, built on another warm piano melody and a throwback trance feel in the percussion department.

Pick up the debut EP from one of the year's biggest breakout act thus far here, and if you're headed to Coachella, be sure to catch their debut performance (no joke) April 12 and 19 before they take off on tour (dates below).

4/12 Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
4/19 Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
4/24 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
4/25 Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
4/26 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
4/27 Montreal, QC @ SAT
4/29 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/2 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

Galantis - Revolution (Original Mix) [Big Beat]
Galantis - Help (Original Mix) [Big Beat]
Galantis - Heart That I'm Hearing (Original Mix) [Big Beat]
Apr 01

Skrillex’ Latest Video Comes From ‘A Galaxy Far, Far Away’

Mar 25

Alex Metric & Oliver Spread ‘Hope’

Alex Metric (pictured) teamed up once again with disco- and house-heads Oliver for Hope, a thick slice of house music that goes down as easily today as it would in late-'80s Chicago.

Given how well the three blended styles on Motion Study from Metric's Ammunition Pt. 2 EP, a follow-up collab is no surprise, and neither is the fine production that results. As the lead single and title track from his next EP, Hope sets the tone with a taste of classic jackin' house vibes modernized by Metric and Oliver with squishy electro accents contrasted with throwback, jutting piano chords.

The Hope EP will include two more "future-house" tunes when it drops April 22 on OWSLA/Big Beat.

Alex Metric & Oliver - Hope (Original Mix) [OWSLA/Big Beat]