It has been over a decade since Morgan Page released “The Longest Road,” which many argue is the single that catapulted him into electronic notoriety. Deadmau5‘ rendition of the original ultimately scored both artists a Grammy nomination, and the release has since amassed hundreds of remixes.
Matt Fax went a different route for his take on the anthem, mashing it up with his own piece, “To The Ground” to create an enamoring result, “The Longest Road To The Ground.” In blending both releases together, Fax adds his own house grooves Lyssie’s sultry vocals, along with subtle chimes in the background. Fax’s take on the release subtly alters the original version of “The Longest Road” when it comes to the song’s energy and emphasis on vocals, but he does transform the production backdrop to give the final product a new edge.
Fax spoke about the single’s background in its official release, stating, “This version came to life in a hotel in Japan before a gig,” Fax explains. “I was playing around with the acapella and put it on my track ‘To The Ground’, then played it. People loved it so much that I’ve kept on playing it in every set. I felt it was matching so perfectly!”
“The Longest Road To The Ground” is out now via Armada Music.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Dillon Francis pumps his fans up this NMF with a remix of Saweetie’s “My Type,” and Mat Zo reveals his long-anticipated “Emotion Sickness.” Lane 8 showcases another brilliant single in “Sunday Song,” and Lost Kings, Sevyn Streeter and Luh Kel get the party started with “LA & The Parties.” Matt Lange and Kerry Leva reveal their blissful collaboration, “Every Word,” and Vincent and Naderi waste no time on their new powerful single, “Wasted Time.” Spooky dubstep returns for October in Figure and Dubscribe’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” and Chris Lorenzo tries his hand at drum ‘n’ bass production in “Take Me as I Am.” MitiS and RUNN craft a gorgeous soundscape on “Shattered,” and Chrome Sparks remixes Whethan and The Knocks’ “Summer Luv.” Dash Berlin shines on a new remix of Myon and ICON’s “Cold Summer,” and Morgan Page, Matt Fax, and Lissie take “The Longest Road To The Ground.” TroyBoi gets intense on his new single, “The Truth,” and Armin van Buuren and Cimo Frankel offer a dreamy trance collaboration, “All Comes Down.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Remember “The Veldt” by Deadmau5? The track that gave everyone the feels? Well, prepare to get that same euphoria right through the spine, as Canadian born Dezza and French producer Matt Fax have created a masterpiece with “Sweet Dream”, out on Enhanced Music.
Both producers have made it apparent that they take inspiration from Mr. Zimmerman, which is clearly evident in this collaboration as it heavily features piano-driven chord progressions, light kicks, and harmonizing electro-synths. The positive vibes from the production is complimented by some dreamy, vocals by Dezza himself.
To see how the track was forged production wise, check out Dezza’s walk through below: