Just ahead of his third consecutive performance at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Niko Zografos comes back yet again to Aly & Fila’s iconic label Future Sound of Egypty.
The promising West Coast resident of Greek descent has been building up a name in the trance scene with multiple releases and remixes in the past months. His latest one features the mesmerizing vocals of Crystal Blakk and resides at Niko’s 2nd home – Future Sound of Egypt Recordings.
Already supported by names like Aly & Fila and Indecent Noise, this uplifting anthem hold classical uplifting elements and angelic vocal choir chops. The shivering, lengthy breakdown culminates into a powerful, emotional and euphoric build-up, typical for some of the biggest trance classics of all times. The mystery and melancholic vibe of the vocals are the cherry top of this emotional roller coaster “The Vision” resembles.
Niko Zografos might as well be having one of the best years of his career so far. Just ahead of his 3rd consecutive performance at EDC Las Vegas, one of the world’s biggest and most-renown shows, he has already secured his spot for gigs such as Dreamstate San Francisco and ETD Love in San Diego.
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Come May, from the typically House-ish house of Funkagenda, some altered musical states. Under his new pres. DGTVL alias, Adam Walder’s teamed up with Aussie-born/LA-based singer JVMIE and U.S. remixer Au5 to buoy us with the irrepressibly upbeat ‘High When I’m Sober’.
On Adam’s original, the Englishman connects energising snares to 4/4 beats, while its anthemic piano, uplifting vibes and a killer song give ‘High’ a mainstream system. Lyrically, JVMIE’s Jamie Lee Wilson captures new love’s frisson, while her rapturous voice brings those words to life. A celebration of all things ‘up’, it’s an on-your-mate’s-shoulders, sun-in-yer-face, hug-the-speaker, wrapped-up-in-the-love kinda-tune (and we all need one of those now & then!).
On his rework, Au5 supplies ‘High’ more of a Transamerican spirit. The New Jersey-based producer installs dubstep and glitch-hop trappings, which are meshed with synth effervescence and break-beat technique. Chiptone frequencies send the hands high, while its tinkling piano hooks and aquiline pad bring cooler moments too. An early shout for the fest-defining smash of the season!? You be the judge… here, from today: https://magikmuzik.choons.at/highwhenimsober
01: Funkagenda presents DGTVL x JVMIE – High When I’m Sober (Original Mix)
02: Funkagenda presents DGTVL x JVMIE – High When I’m Sober (Au5 Remix)