“Smile (Explicit Director’s Cut)” Video Premiers on Noisey
“Smile” Remix Package Out Now
“it bangs…emotionally.” -Stereogum
“to say that sky’s the limit for Galantis in 2014 would by no means be hyperbole.“ – Big Shot
“(‘Smile’) will likely take over clubs this winter.” – OUT
Galantis, the duo of Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklow aka Style of Eye, set pulses racing with the titillating video for their anthemic single “Smile” directed by Dano Cerny which has already been viewed over 200,000 times. As a Valentine to fans, they have released the ecstatic nsfw “Smile (Explicit Director’s Cut)” which premiered on Noisey today. Watch it here.
Galantis have also shared a teaser for their forthcoming single “You”, due out February 18th. Watch it here.
The “Smile” remix package is out now via Big Beat Records at all digital retailers. It features an edit of the track by iconic dj/producer Kaskade, remixes from Bart B More, Marco V, Danny Howard, East and Young, and Dem Slackers.
The duo have been preparing a live show with the spirit and innovation their songs demand and fans will have a chance to see it when they appear at this year’s Coachella Festival on April 12th & 19th. More live dates will be coming soon!
“Smile” has an instantly memorable hook, propulsive beat, and the custom “Galantis Filter” which blends male and female vocals into one. The Olympian sound of Galantis expertly unites various branches of electronic music into a singular sound. As a result, a wide array of their peers have been championing “Smile” including Tiesto, Dada Life, Steve Angello, radio legend Pete Tong, who featured it as an Essential Tune, and Diplo who called it one of his “favorite house tracks of the year” on his BBC Radio 1 show.
Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklow have individually been celebrated for creating classic pop singles for other artists and their contributions to electronic music. Karlsson is a third of celebrated indie band Miike Snow and one half of production duo Bloodshy & Avant who have helped reinvent pop stars from Madonna to Britney Spears. He co-wrote and produced “Toxic” for Spears for which he won a Best Dance Recording GRAMMY. Eklow co- wrote and produced Icona Pop’s international No. 1 smash “I Love It” ft. Charli XCX and has left a singular stamp on electronic music, defying genre and releasing work on a diverse swath of iconic labels. After admiring each other from afar, the pair set up a studio on a remote island in the Baltic Sea and Galantis was born.