Galantis – Revolution
Galantis, the duo of Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklow aka Style of Eye, release their self-titled debut EP today on Big Beat Records. In celebration of the release, they have released a stream of the track “Revolution”. The soaring synths and ecstatic beat underscores the song’s inspiring message of never giving up on your ambitions. Stream “Revolution” here and listen to the full EP on Billboard where it premiered.
Galantis have been celebrated for their ability to fuse different forms of electronic music into anthemic tracks and the EP ‘s kaleidoscopic sound is a testament to their abilities. Their smash single “Smile” starts off the EP. The jubilant track became a dance club staple and has been championed by their peers including Kaskade, Diplo, Tiesto, Dada Life, Steve Angello, and radio legend Pete Tong, who featured it as an Essential Tune. Galantis’ new single “You” follows with a spiraling piano and an instantly memorable vocal hook with the custom “Galantis filter” which blends male and female vocals before the beat explodes to meteoric heights leading up to “Revolution”. Fan favorite “Help” follows and builds a wistful piano melody into an exhilarating anthem of resiliency. “Friend (Hard Times) pairs a stirring soulful vocal with a deep house groove re-imagined for 2014 and beyond. The pulsating synths and skittering rhythm of “The Heart That I’m Hearing” is the rush at the end of the journey that captures the heart of Galantis.
Galantis’ North American tour kicks off at Coachella and they’re bringing the Seafox, the fantastical animal on their artwork, with them! When Galantis was conceived, they quickly realized a dj set would not embody the music’s Olympian sound that unites various branches of electronic music and have been putting together a live show with the adventurous spirit and innovation their songs demand. Tickets are available at wearegalantis.com.
Galantis recently released the explicit director’s cut of the already titillating video for “Smile” as a Valentine to fans. The video was directed by Dano Cerny and premiered on Noisey.
Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklow have individually been celebrated for creating classic pop singles for other artists and their contributions to electronic music. Karlsson is a third of celebrated indie band Miike Snow and one half of production duo Bloodshy & Avant who have helped reinvent pop stars from Madonna to Britney Spears. He co-wrote and produced “Toxic” for Spears for which he won a Best Dance Recording GRAMMY. Eklow co- wrote and produced Icona Pop’s international No. 1 smash “I Love It” ft. Charli XCX and has left a singular stamp on electronic music, defying genre and releasing work on a diverse swath of iconic labels. After admiring each other from afar, the pair set up a studio on a remote island in the Baltic Sea and Galantis was born.