When we talked to Galantis in December for our massive 2013 Rewind feature, the Swedish EDM duo comprised of Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson of Miike Snow (co-writer/co-producer of Britney Spears’ “Toxic”) and Linus Eklow (a.k.a. Style of Eye; co-writer and producer of Icona Pop’s “I Love It”) described 2013 as “productive.” Talk about an understatement. Not only did they release two monster singles — “Tank” and “Raveheart” on Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg’s Robotberget label — they set the stage for their brand new single “Smile,” an accompanying NSFW orgy-tastic video directed by Dano Cerny of Hyperballad (watch it below) and a hotly-tipped live appearance at Coachella. “Smile” is already in heavy rotation with big-name jocks ranging from Diplo to Pete Tong, so to say that sky’s the limit for Galantis in 2014 would by no means be hyperbole.
On January 27 Big Beat will present a remix package of “Smile” including an edit by Kaskade, and we’re delighted to premiere Bart B More’s remix of “Smile.” On his blazing-hot interpretation, the Utrecht-based mixmaster, of Secure Recordings fame, presents us with a Dutch treat by injecting the song with his signature big-room energy.
If you like Galantis’ new song, there’s plenty more music in the pipeline: we have it on good word that the twosome are busy working on their debut album. They’re productive, indeed.
Image by Fredrik Skogkvist