So, this is a track the original mix of which I had in pretty heavy rotation last year. Flume is the brainchild of Australian dj and producer Harley Edward Streten – he’s paired up here with Tove Lo, the stage name for Swedish vocalist Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson…and I have to admit you guys that I have a bit of music-crush on these Scandinavian female vocalists (MØ is another one that comes to mind) that are around these days – particularly with the producers they seem to ally themselves with. They have an edge to them, a mix of the hard and the soft that I really, really dig.
Anywho, the real star on this remix is the remixer: Illenium. He’s known in the adult world as Nick Miller, and guess what: HE’S FROM THE BAY AREA. NorCal represent! His synths are magic, his start-and-stop rhythm is hypnotiq (yes…like the drink, duh), and it’s a redo that elevates the original to a whole other level. A trap level. Vocal Synth Trap, I think I’ll call it. Yeah…that sounds nice…
Check it. Happy Friday Errbody!
In general, also check out my pop playlist on Spotify for more like this and much more throughout the year: Poppies 2017