Galantis – You
Galantis, the duo of Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklow aka Style of Eye, have announced that they will release their debut self-titled EP on April 1 via Big Beat Records. In advance of the EP, today sees the release of their new single “You”, available at all digital retailers. “You” begins 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. Listen to “You” here and where it premiered on Entertainment Weekly.
Galantis have also announced appearances at the Coachella Festival on April 12th & 19th. The duo has been preparing a live show with the spirit and innovation their songs demand and this will be fans’ first chance to experience Galantis live.
Their previous single, “Smile”, 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. The “Smile” remix package is available at all digital retailers and features an edit of the track by Kaskade, and remixes from Bart B More, Marco V, East and Young, Danny Howard, and Dem Slackers
Galantis just 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.