Established trance entity, MaRLo convenes with electronic music duo, Feenixpawl, on the striking new showing, “Lighter Than Air.” While the vocal-centric trance offering has only just now gained an official release, “Lighter Than Air” is preceded by storied musical history. The production premiered at ASOT 900 in Utrecht and at Tomorrowland Winter‘s 2019 iteration, where genre titan, Armin van Buuren, wove MaRLo and Feenixpawl’s joint effort into his momentous live set.
The titular anticipates the sonic in “Lighter Than Air.” True to the track’s title, the collaboration opens with a gossamer airiness that derives primarily from the tune’s use of celestial harp chords. The vocals featured on “Lighter Than Air” boast a grace and purity of tone that complements the melodic nature of the number. The tune breaks down with a lush ease that preludes the vigorous energy of the song’s drops. “Lighter Than Air” materializes as clear evidence of MaRLo and Feenixpawl’s electronic artistry.
Earlier this year, What So Not released his watershed debut album, Not All The Beautiful Things, featuring a number of supreme collaborators such as Skrillex, San Holo, Rome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and more. Soon after, he kept the brilliance breathing, releasing a four-track remix pack with Volac, Kaz James, and ZEKE BEATS of the third single off the album, “Beautiful.”
Now, the Australian solo act has unleashed an 11-track remix compilation album with additional reworks from Kidswaste, 12th Planet, AC Slater, Daktyl, graves, as well as a wealth of up-and-coming producers in the electronic space. From bass music to melodic pop to house to psy-trance, this project profoundly reflects What So Not’s versatility since the project’s inception when Flume was in the picture.
The singles tapped for makeovers include “Goh” with Skrillex and KLP, “Stuck In Orbit” with BUOY, “If You Only Knew” with San Holo and Daniel Johns, and again “Beautiful” with Winona Oak. Some of the highlights off the project include glittering guitar melodies on Kidwaste’s rendition of “Stuck In Orbit,” Champagne Drip‘s contrast between celestial and earth-rumbling grittiness on “Goh,” Yvng Jalapeño‘s jungle-infused “Beautiful,” and 12th Planet’s mellifluously heavy version of “If You Only Knew.”