Who? Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson from Miike Snow joined forces with Linus Eklow from Style of Eye (and is also the fella behind Icona Pop's "I Love It") to make Galantis.
How long has it been around? Karlsson and Eklow have been making people dance under the Galantis pseudonym since early 2012.
What does it sound like? Galantis sounds like your go-to dance track served shaken, chilled, and definitely on the rocks.
When should you listen to it? There comes a time in (mostly) everyone's day when the call of coffee rings louder over our better judgment; that's the time to listen to Galantis.
If this song was an ice cream flavor, it would be: Cotton candy with Pop Rocks for sprinkles — hands down.
Hear us out before you scoff off electronic dance music: Yes, the whole build-drop-build-drop formula can get tiresome, and, yes, the scene is a bit overwhelming, but Galantis is not that kind of dance artist. It has, instead, carved out a unique corner of the genre that blends '90s trance vocals with euro house BPMs. It's the rock 'n' roll sound of EDM, and it's completely infectious. "The Heart That I'm Hearing" begins with a re-imagined take on the Charlie Brown theme song before exploding in a burst light and sound. Tiny atmospheric chimes sprinkled throughout the track keep it fresh while the beat aligns itself with your own heartbeat to get you moving. Consider this your caffeine fix without the impending headache.