Listen Up! Galantis Hears Your Heart & Wants It To Dance

At Refinery29, our ethos of discovery means that we are always keeping our ear to the ground, hoping to unearth the very best new artist or an exciting collaboration from a musician we already know and love. Which is why we take our music very seriously, and don't put our stamp of approval on anything that we don't already have on our own iPod/Spotify/various listening devices. So, you can imagine we are particularly excited to premiere "The Heart That I'm Hearing" from Galantis off of its debut self-titled EP, out April 1, 2014 on Big Beat Records. Here is what you gotta know:

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.

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