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Galantis, the duo of Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklow aka Style of Eye, will release a remix package of their celebrated single "Smile" on January 27th. The package features an edit of the track by iconic dj/producer Kaskade and remixes from Bart B, Marco V, and Dem Slackers. In celebration of the release, Galantis has shared "Smile" (Kaskade Edit) which premiered on Billboard Code, and can be streamed here.
Kaskade says of the song," 'Smile' is a fantastic track and, rather than remixing it and changing it's essence, I wanted to keep all of the things I love about the original and make an edit that would bring my favorite elements to the forefront and make it work in my sets." The Kaskade edit will be available exclusively on Beatport on January 13 and the full remix package will be available at all digital retailers on January 27.
The duo have been preparing a live show with the spirit and innovation their songs demand and fans will have a chance to see it when they appear at this year's Coachella Festival on April 12th & 19th. More live dates will be coming soon!
Galantis recently set pulses racing with their buoyant and seductive video for "Smile" directed by Dano Cerny of Hyperballad. Watch the video here.
"Smile" has an instantly memorable hook, propulsive beat, and the custom "Galantis Filter" which blends male and female vocals into one. The Olympian sound of Galantis expertly unites various branches of electronic music into a singular sound. As a result, a wide array of their peers have been championing "Smile" including Tiesto, Dada Life, radio legend Pete Tong, who featured it as an Essential Tune, and Diplo who called it one of his "favorite house tracks of the year" on his BBC Radio 1 show.
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.
"Smile" (Kaskade edit)