Since releasing Dance Floor Filth 2 two weeks ago, 3lau has been all about spreading the word on Paris & Simo. He used the duo’s “Nova” as part of my favorite track of his album “Guilty Pleasure.”
3lau has been throwing these guys around on Facebook and Twitter with good reason: they really know what they are doing. The Canadian duo, which formed back in 2010, has finally started to get the attention they deserve after performing on the discoverer stage at this years EDC: Las Vegas.
“Nova” officially dropped last Monday on Hardwell’s Revealed label and the duo followed up their big day with the release of an awesome remix of “This is Love” by Will.I.AM and let me just say that its kind of awesome.
“Nova” is progressive house at its best. It has that quality of being an anthem without needing over-the-top vocals to do it. When the track begins it doesn’t immediately wow you. It sounds familiar. Then everything is taken down at the one-minute mark and the duo seizes your attention. The song slowly builds back up with some soft synths and a high hat panning in the background. Paris & Simo continue to layer on synths and percussion as the song builds. “Nova” spends most of its time continuously building until it can’t possibly build anymore and all you can do is just dance. The duo is nice enough to give you a few seconds to take a breather as everything comes down. And then we do it all over again. If you haven’t bought this track yet, head over to Beatport now!
I don’t really like Will.I.AM as a producer/DJ mostly because I think he is just trying to cash in on the whole EDM explosion (maybe I’m wrong, but probably not. I mean he came into the scene on the Main Stage of the world’s biggest festivals. He’s never had to work his way into the whole club life thing that’s going on). “This is Love” is catchy but really it’s designed for the radio, not a club.
Paris and Simo however did a great job transforming this track into something a bit less Pop. My general rule with remixes is that if it sounds like you just added to the song—you fucked up. If you’re going to do a remix, it should be an entirely new song that reflects the gives hints of the original. I don’t want to keep slamming Will.I.Am, but the original isn’t very interesting – at all. What Paris and Simo laid down here though, I really like. This doesn’t have the same umph that “Nova” has, but it worth a listen, so I thought I would throw it in here.
We over here at BME expect great things from Paris & Simo, and we will be sure to keep you guys updated as they release more material.