By: Steve Walter
Collin McLoughlin is unique in this new wave of dance music—especially dubstep. How often do we come across a DJ, who is also a songwriter, producer, and most notably, an incredible singer? McLoughlin has already achieved great heights. His YouTube channel has surpassed 15 million views. He was also featured on the hit television series The Voice in Season 3 as a member of Team Adam. He’s become known for covers of mega-pop hits like “Titanium” and “Save the World.”
Collin McLoughlin yesterday posted his tribute to indie rock legends Death Cab for Cutie. “Transatlanticism” suits Collin well, and he does an amazing job singing over the track. Upon reaching the first breakdown, I can’t help but think of chillstep producer Blackmill. I know artists probably don’t like to be categorized, but any Blackmill fan would immediately be enthralled by Collin McLoughlin’s music, and vice versa. The melodic flow with bass pounding breaks creates the perfect vibe that Collin’s music exemplifies so well, making you feel connected to earth and nature. “Tranatlantacism” remix by Collin McLoughlin is a beautiful piece of work, and holds its’ own against the original version.