It's more than safe – actually just as safe as being rolled up in a carpet made of bubble wrap and thrown into a room of pillows – to say that house music has made a more than notable resurgence in 2014, spearheaded by the trending genre tropical house. It's a wonderful transition, seeing as I thought the status of the EDM community was going to drive the entire industry in the ground. Amsterdam producer Sam Feldt may be young, but his music is here today as proof of my claims.
People caught on to my concerns, sharing the same thoughts as the same songs were churned out one by one, like hot lunch in an elementary cafeteria. The ball started rolling, and artists like Feldt began to turn to melody and instrumentation, rather than similar samples and drum patterns. Sam's new edit of "Bright Lights" by Syn Cole is one of the smoothest edits I've heard under the progressive house genre, seamlessly creating a track that could easily, and perhaps most likely, be mistaken for an original.
Take a listen to "Bright Lights" now, out via Spinnin.
- September 1