GRAMMYS - 4 Remixes That Should Have Been Nominated Instead
1) Galantis - "Runaway (U & I)"
Current Remix Nom: Kaskade
Should Have Gone To: Yacht Club
Galantis have been absolutely stomping the EDM scene with their euphoric progressive house sounds. Their tracks are ripe for the remixing, and they have put out some stellar releases showcasing other producers takes on this already terrific song. But where the Grammys went wrong was picking Kaskade’s take. The Kaskade of old behind deep/progressive house classics such as “I Remember” and “Angel On My Shoulder” is a pretty distant memory at this point. His style has shifted towards more mainstream, aggressive sounds that are populating the mainstage EDM-scape currently, and unfortunately his Runaway remix doesn’t do much to stray from the pack of other songs capitalizing on the Future House sound of 2015.
Yacht Club on the other hand has managed to twist the original into a gorgeous, soaring expanse. One of the few remixes that went down the half-time route instead of keeping a steady 4-on-the-floor beat, they’ve managed to capture that same euphoric feeling that the original has and catapulted it into a massive future-bass assault.
Honorable Mention: Dillon Francis
He’s not pushing the boundaries of festival-ready trap here at all, but it’s hard to deny how hard this one goes off. In classic Dillon Francis fashion he gets major points for keeping things fun throughout.