Zedd and Kehlani are getting mileage out of “Good Thing.” The collaborators recently partnered in New York to perform an acoustic rendition of their independent anthem. After sharing video footage from their appearance, Zedd and Kehlani released the live version of “Good Thing.” The natural next step in the continuum of “Good Thing” activity? A remix EP.
Zedd invites Osrin, Marc Benjamin, Grant, and Soulji to put their own idiosyncratic spins on “Good Thing,” and each of the remixers respectively put forth imaginative reworks of the radio-friendly original. Of “Good Thing’s” cast of editors, Benjamin and Soulji are the most intensive in their revisions. Benjamin submits a high-octane, electro powered take; Soulji, a downtempo jaunt with rugged texture.
Live from New York, Zedd and Kehlani undress “Good Thing.” Removing both the ticking clock sample that’s become Zedd’s sonic signature and the single’s synth-pop infrastructure, the collaborators deliver an intimate acoustic rendition of the commercial favorite.
The sonically de-accessorized version that Zedd and Kehlani proffer, with the aid of Beijing-headquarted tech entity, Lenovo, relies on a modest cast of musicians who man the guitar, keys, and bass. Zedd can be found on the drums.
Those who have viewed the official music video for “Good Thing” will note Zedd’s effort to transfer the ambiance of the visual’s setting to the lounge of their live performance.
We’ve been hearing from Kehlani pretty consistently in recent times. In the past couple months, she’s appeared on singles from Teyana Taylor and Zedd. Back in February, she dropped a mixtape called While We Wait, while teasing the true full-fledged album followup to her beloved 2017 release SweetSexySavage. And … More »
Following his Demolish EP that was released earlier this May, Mr. Carmack is back with his first vocal-centric album Vista. With the announcement of the LP, he also unveiled an accompanying Immersion Tour, where he’ll be opening with an intimate live performance and closing his own show with a DJ set.
Via his Instagram post, Carmack has stated his joy in being able to try something new in expressing his musical vision for the album in a live format with fellow talented musicians. On the vocal side, Vista features talent from the likes of Kehlani, Rexx Life Raj, and Connor Pearson to name a few. The project is over five years in the making and Carmack is even responsible for mixing and mastering the album himself.
Eager fans can catch the hip hop-influenced electronic producer on tour from November 29 until December 17. In the meantime, Vista is available now on streaming platforms everywhere—dive in.
Last year, the R&B singer Teyana Taylor released with the Kanye West-produced album K.T.S.E., probably the second-best album of West’s series of Wyoming-produced records. Right now, she’s working on the follow-up. Taylor’s next album, which doesn’t have a release date yet, is called The Album. In August, she teamed up with Diddy’s son … More »
This year has already given us one Kevin Garnett “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!” viral triumph by the name of Lil Nas X. You probably know that story by heart: A savvy young meme-maker who may or may not have built his online following by running a Nicki Minaj fan account heavily promotes his country-rap … More »
There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness, and it’s the former that Zedd and Kehlani collaboratively celebrate on “Good Thing.” The emblem of a radio-driven pop-electronic hybrid, “Good Thing” has a mid-tempo, synth-reliant structure that supports Kehlani’s immediately recognizable vocal. The vocal hook is alluring in its sing-along potential, causing Zedd and Kehlani to check off one of the key constructive boxes for a commercially successful dance-pop record.
“Good Thing” is noticeably different in sound from the Katy Perry-assisted, four-on-the-floor house stomper,”365.” Although Zedd took a brief break from the vocal-centric, genre-crossing pop-electronic style that he showed off on “The Middle” and “Happy Now,” “Good Thing” reaffirms that this approach remains one of Zedd’s strongest sonic suits—and he’s still here to play.
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.
Zedd and Kehlani kick things off this final Friday of September with their new collaboration, “Good Thing,” and Boys Noize links with Francis and the Lights for “Why Not?” Kaskade keeps it mellow on his new collaboration with TELYkast, “No One Else,” and Zeds Dead join forces with Funkin Matt an Fiora for “Feel So.” AC Slater’s new album includes tunes like “Bad Behavior” with Chris Lorenzo and Purple Velvet Curtains, and Mercer takes on DJ Snake and Majid Jordan’s “Recognize.” Golf Clap and MASTERIA deliver “Mystery Scene” on mau5trap/Insomniac, and Gareth Emery follows “Laserface 01 (Aperture)” with “Laserface 02 (Thoughts In Pieces).” Dimension remixes himself on “If You Want To,” and Gorgon City reveal “Warehouse Mix” and “Terrace Dub” iterations of “There For You.” Tritonal team up with Rosie Darling on “Never Be The Same,” and NGHTMRE remixes Saven Lions, SLANDER, Dabin, and Dylan Matthew’s “First Time.” Galantis bring their piano-filled joy to “Holy Water,” and Tinlicker reveal their new LP, This Is Not Our Universe. Anna Lunoe and Nina Las Vegas cook up a weekend heater, “One Thirty,” and YehMe2 remixes Matoma and Bryn Christopher’s “All Around The World.”
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.
Zedd is following up this year’s Katy Perry-assisted “365” with another big-name collab. On “Good Thing,” the superstar dance producer teams up with R&B singer Kehlani for a pulsing synthetic ode to singledom. “‘Cause I already got a good thing with me/ Yeah, I’ve already done everything I’ve dreamed,” she sings. “I’m good … More »