Is it 2011? Because two of house music’s top guns have crossed paths on a new progressive house remix. Seemingly minutes after dropping his latest album, a tech house mixtape, and a new original with Netsky, David Guetta has stepped in to remix Calvin Harris‘s “Promises,” with the only telltale sign that it is indeed 2018 being that certified star and modern-day pop crooner Sam Smith is in on the momentous endeavor.
Leaning in to his recent creative exploration across genre and sound, Guetta has brought “Promises” from its 80s-leaning neo-pop to an energetic house style. With production that manages to maintain subtle melancholy with a simultaneous uplifting progression, this remix is precise, and a welcome reminder of the progressive house apex in the mid 2010s. Guetta’s rendition works in creating simple synth melodies in a manner that almost sounds (dare we say) Swedish, given the trio’s chord progressions tend to ring with resplendence with minimal production froth to weigh them down.
I will admit that whenever I see David Guetta attached to a project I still feel a bit of hesitation. A few Nicki Minaj collaborations will do that to you. But I need to realize that in this day and age, in 2018 – that hesitation is unfounded. David Guetta isn’t just back, he is
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We’ve all felt it. That overwhelming sensation when we hit the dance floor. The video for Calvin Harris and Sam Smith’s “Promises”, expresses that feeling through a series of clips of dancers. One of the dancers describes it as when “you find that inner person and you just kinda let it out!” The throwback style
Calvin Harris and Sam Smith have proved to be nothing short of a match made in heaven on their summer blockbuster, “Promises.”Calvin Harris has safely secured another chart-climbing hit alongside Smith, and now the pair’s collaboration gets an official music video release. The new “Promises” video is an ode to the underground house scene in New York City. The seductive house ballad’s video begins with testimonials from different New Yorkers expressing the energy and inclusion their community provides.
Smith’s sultry vocals shine through as clips of he and Harris in a dark, glamorous ballroom flash by. The Emil Nava-directed accompaniment juxtaposes homemade footage with carefree disco ball-clad clips from the club for a video feature that perfectly matches the track’s infectious aesthetic.
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After taking over the summer with his last collab “One Kiss”, Calvin Harris is back at it again with another MONSTER collab, this time with London superstar Sam Smith. The collab titled “Promises” is another sure fire radio smash using the same formula as “One Kiss”, powerful vocals and a super catchy funky house beat.
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