For some of us, the uplifting festival bangers aren't cutting it anymore. Sure, it can be a great entry into the dance music fandom, but for those looking to evolve from the all-out ragers, there's a new wave of refreshing house that's knocking on your door. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Ultra Music President, Patrick Moxey explained that whether you call it "deep house" or "tropical house," a refreshing and more soulful sound is starting to make waves in the dance music world.
The article begins to build its take on the new wave of dance music with the French DJ/production duo, Klingande, who has racked up nearly 53 million views on YouTube for their song ‘Jubel,’ which features a gorgeous live saxophone component. But, the commercial-pop to dance music wave has only begun. After hearing his remixes on SoundCloud, Coldplay’s Chris Martin commissioned Norwegian producer Kygo to make an official remix of Coldplay’s single ‘Midnight.’
"While the deep house sound itself is nothing new, a new generation of producers like Kygo and Klingande are helping revitalize the scene in the U.S. “Big room” EDM, with its booming bass lines and predictable builds has started to sound all too familiar to many American dance music fans, and they’re starting to seek out something new," said Wall Street Journal contributor Amanda Lilly.
Moxey continues to see a future for deep house expansion in the commercial arena, with his excitement to work with fresh and up and coming artists. Moxey, who's currently enjoying the thrill of working with Norwegian producer, Kygo, continues to see his remixes of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’ transition into working with him on the early stages of his first album.
“You could pinch yourself because the song could have been made 30 years ago,” Moxey said. “Some of these 19-year-olds are making records that sound like they were made before they were born.”
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