Hot Dance Tracks, February 2014
A saucy, NSFW video for their song "Smile" may have helped Galantis break out, but on the Swedish duo's new single, "You," pop chops beat out viral hijinks. No surprise there, given that the duo's members are Miike Snow's Christian Karlsson and Style of Eye's Linus Elkow. "You" sounds a little bit like the work of their countryman The Field, but blown up to fit with the pyrotechnic excess of festival EDM (and buffed to a pop-radio shine). At the other end of the spectrum, Dillon Francis and DJ Snake (of "Turn Down for What" fame) put a new twist on trap with "Get Low," adding an Arabic-inspired melody to thundering 808s and reveling in the resulting mayhem. Hear those tunes along with new singles from Afrojack, The Glitch Mob, Empire of the Sun, The M Machine and others in our mix.