Date posted: November 18, 2013
A few weeks back we profiled DeMars Records, one of Toronto Ontario’s newest electro labels. Along with documenting the first year of the label’s existence, we profiled an upcoming release entitled “Misfits” by hard-electro act Vila Roel. The Toronto/Vancouver duo bring a track that is both vocal heavy, but inclusively hard hitting. The hard-electro and complextro genre lately has been diluted with an abundant amount of cookie cutter releases, though this inclusion of vocals adds something fresh to a cluttered scene. One of the of the best parts of Misfits is seeing what other artists can do with Vila Roel’s lyrics from ‘Survive This World’. Misfits comes paired with 3 remixes of the original Vila Roel tune. Ftampa, Fast Foot, and Yenn’s iterations all bear the trademark sound of their brands respectively.
Filipe Tampa’s remix stands out specifically, bringing with it the electro-house style that he’s been maturing towards over the past year. His tracks have been gaining ground with some of the worlds top DJ’s including Hardwell among others, and this piece falls closely to the sensibilities of his styling.
Fast Foot contribute a slow build heightening a piano melody breaking down into a hard hitting beat, much alike their recent discography. This develops into a rolling breakdown again highlighting the original strengths of the track.
Yenn’s remix differs the most of the three of the bunch mixing a traditional dance-pop sound with classical electro seemingly ripped straight from 2008. Many producers and remixers alike have lost touch with this style as a sound but Yenn brings it back effectively.
You can pick up the new track exclusively on Beatport.
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