The latest addition to the At Night family, Syn Cole‘s two previous remixes were instant hits, proving — yet again — the imprint’s impeccable ear for talent. Rene Pais’s first original release since ditching the Clashback moniker for the progressive house identity of Syn Cole, “April” represents a strong start for the newly re-imagined producer. As an understudy at At Night, there was no doubt that Syn Cole’s first original would be tightly produced and bursting at the seams with punchy melodies, but the freshman effort evokes a level of quality not often seen from an inaugural release. Framed by scintillating melody sections, the track bounces between big room progressive house and aggressive dub heavy electro – all without skipping a beat. The two distinct styles work together to create a cohesive identity for what likely is to be the newcomer’s warning shot of things to come.
We are only rewinding back a couple of months for Syn Cole’s remix of Kerli’s “The Lucky Ones” because, even we can admit — we missed this one. It didn’t catch our attention until Avicii featured it on his December Levels podcast, but it stood out to us as one of the cleanest progressive cuts we’ve heard in awhile. Syn Cole’s silky smooth production style works well with Kerli’s pop vocals to deliver a prime time dance track. Melodic builds, subtle stutters, and Kerli’s larger than life vocal morph the original into a track suitable for big rooms and big recognition.
It’s no wonder that Syn Cole is Avicii’s protege, they both share the same unique ability to make a track glow.
Kerli – The Lucky Ones (Syn Cole vs. Kerli Remix)
Check out Kerli’s latest video with tyDI after the break.
Avicii’s most recent Beatport chart-topper has received a much needed remix package. The original mix of “Silhouettes” was undeniably a beautiful production, but to be respected in any realm beyond listening pleasure it needed new life. That is where Tim and the LE7ELS team called upon electrifying producers EDX, Syn Cole, and Lazy Rich. All three remixes bring forth fresh sounds that refuse to be labeled predictable. Stream all three beefed up versions of “Silhouettes” below the break and head to Beatport for the official release.
Lazy Rich takes Avicii’s “Silhouettes” and beats it into submission with his massive electro house style. By starting off with the original’s big room, progressive synths, Rich allows the track to build naturally before putting the pedal to the floor and launching into a wildly aggressive breakdown with synths reminiscent of Zedd’s infamous “Shave It” and a slight touch of Knife Party. While still only a preview with no set release date, we felt that we needed to share this one with you regardless - there is no doubt that it’s going to be massive.
This track, and 2 other remixes from Syn Cole and EDX are scheduled to be released sometime soon via the LE7ELS imprint – watch the preview of all 3 tracks after the break.