Up-and-comer Devault has been all over the map when it comes to new music releases, experimenting with everything from hip-hop productions to now tropical house. His music has characteristically remained downtempo with ominous undertones, especially compared to his hectic and high-energy sets. The producer has released new single, “Steele,” that is a definite departure from past releases, showcasing his prowess as a multi-genre producer and proving not every release has to be infused with dark and sinister sounds.
House undertones support bouncing Caribbean synths, taking “Steele” into tropical house territory. Momentary upbeat melodic track breaks fall away into echoing and distant-sounding vocals. The smooth tune manages to have a calming effect on the listener, making it another diverse addition to the producer’s growing catalog.
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Norwegian DJ and producer Matoma has teamed up with renowned producers R3HAB, CID, and Devault to release a diverse remix package for his last hit, “Slow.” The original version of “Slow,” featuring budding star Noah Cyrus, showcases an intriguing mix of prominent bass, flirty, punchy beats, and carefree waves of synths that are tied together by Noah’s playful top-line. The track is quickly becoming one of Matoma’s biggest hits to date, garnering more than 10 million streams worldwide since its release.
Each artist’s take on the original brings a unique flair to the production. R3HAB amps up “Slow” with a melodic future bass style and intoxicating waves of synths. CID’s spin on the single adds captivating, energetic beats and a striking progressive house vibe. Devault produces a rendition categorized by a striking, choppy climax infused with airy, distorted vocals.
With each remix, R3HAB, CID, and Devault flaunt their distinct signature sounds. With his most recent, “Slow” is a testament to Matoma’s ingenuity; his flair for immediately infectious pop-infused songwriting is now stronger than ever, as the single marks the first piece from his forthcoming debut studio album, One In A Million, available everywhere March 9 via Big Beat Records.
Tritonal totally transforms the backdrop of the song, retaining only the vocals from the original. The duo inserts their signature upbeat sound and an elaborate chord synth progression for the drop, making the track a perfect radio song or club hit.
The progressive house duo has been busy touring and releasing hit release after hit release in 2017, and with this remix drop, they show no signs of stopping in the new year.
Orange County-based producer Devault has been making a name for himself thanks to his high-energy shows and head-turning remixes. DJ Snake enlisted the producer to do a remix for his track “A Different Way,” and his take on the song is a refreshing twist to the already catchy track.
Devault’s remix emits the same smooth vibe as the original, but with a house twist. As opposed to altering the BPM as many remixers do, he has added a brass instrumental layer that will energize any club with its punching chords instead of a heightened pace.