On Monday Arty, Nadia Ali, and BT released the remix package of their monster hit “Must Be the Love” which originally dropped in September on World-#1-DJ-Armin Van Buuren’s label Armind. The song made a big splash all over the world, topping charts and seeing heavy rotation in DJ sets. The remix package features three different takes on “Must Be the Love”, by three up-and-coming producers, two of which are American. The original mix is a Progressive, mellow, and bedroom-y track that sees Nadia Ali shining on the vocals and while it’s a beautiful track, each remix has taken on a life of its own.
The Dannic remix is the heaviest version of “Must Be the Love” and it the only real banger of the package – a real dance floor destroyer. The main drop reminds me of “Greyhound” by Swedish House Mafia, which tells you it has real drive behind it. Ali’s vocals remain intact but they play less of a role than the original mix. The Dutch Dannic is up-and-coming and he is really starting to make a name for himself with his originals and remixes that go hard for days.
Shogun is an American Trance and Progressive producer from California and it should be noted that he is the first Asian signed to Armind. Shogun came in at #68 on the DJ Mag Top 100 this year which shows that it’s probably not a bad thing to have support by the world’s #1 DJ. Around 2:30 of Shogun’s remix there is an elegant break-down where all the listener hears is piano – something I found unique in the middle of a dance song. This might be the “trance-iest” version of the song and shows why Shogun has become a staple of Van Buuren’s label.
Au5 [A-U-Five] is probably the least-known producer on this remix package, but perhaps his presence will help him break further into the scene. Au5 is the EDM solo project of Austin Collins, a 20 year old electronic music producer from New Jersey who began producing when he was just 12 years old. While this version isn’t an incredible deviation from the original mix, it does contain added lead synths which help create a hands-in-the-air festival anthem feel. The last 1:50 of this remix gets pretty epic and eventually ends the same way it began with some cool mallet-sounding effects a la a xylophone or marimba. I’m very interested to see what Au5 puts out in the future so I will make sure to keep my eye on him.
Make sure to head over to Beatport to grab the EP!
Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be The Love (Original Mix)
Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be the Love (Dannic Remix)
Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be The Love (Shogun Remix)
Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be The Love (Au5 Remix)
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