It’s been a couple of months since Madeon unleashed “The City” onto the world and now American group, The M Machine is adding their own style. The vocals remain the same besides a glitched segment creating a very different feel from the original. By removing the pop sound and adding a lot more progressive elements, The M Machine has managed to keep “The City” fresh and current. You can grab The M Machine’s remix now on Beatport from Popcultur.
Madeon has released a The City EP today on popcultur, bringing us three tracks we’ve already been jamming to for a while and a few new remixes to change things up. In addition to original and extended cuts of the title track — which also got a cool music video a few weeks ago — we get a ‘live version’ of “Icarus” and a Fred V and Graffix remix, along with Netsky’s take on “Finale.”
Netsky injects his English drum-and-bass vibes into Madeon’s original, spicing up “Finale” with less progressive sounds but maintaining the vocal and starting melody of the original. Similarly, Fred V and Graffix preserve the original disco sounds of the original “Icarus,” but quickly speed up the tempop to bring more driving undertones and a completely different drop. Their remix isn’t quite as strong as the original, but have a listen for yourselves and pick up the full EP on Beatport below.
It has certainly been a quick and monstrous year for the young and masterful Madeon. Not only has he released huge hits like “Icarus” and his “Raise Your Weapon” remix, but the Frenchman has portrayed his immense talents on the decks during his debut at Ultra and EDC NY this past year. Using his one-of-a-kind production style Madeon’s “Finale” exemplifies how mature the young man’s sound is getting with each consecutive release. Although the track is more down tempo, its intricate melodies, motivating vocals, and surges of powerful drum work make “Finale” a track that could really be played in any type of venue. Madeon’s potential is limitless and we are excited to see him next week at Identity and Pacha NYC, as well as continue to grow as the prodigy most of us believe him to be.