Not much is known about Parisian producer Lokid, but if Prime Dub is slapping its seal of approval on him, that's good enough for us. This freshest single, "Fear of Heights," which just hit Beatport last week, demonstrates an unmistakable recognition of the pop mentality. Not to say it's sugary sweet, but it's grin-inducing on a creepy level. Silky, but still packing a fiery intensity, "Fear of Heights" pits pitch-shifted drum licks against shimmering synths and patient waves of bass. The cut doesn't seem that foreign to American ears; in fact, it could very well be straight out of the Mountain Music scene in Colorado--it's not far-fetched to make a Paper Diamond comparison. Take an especially close listen to the funky bridge. Stuttering wah pedals flick the switch, momentarily changing the game before diving headlong back into that catchy groove.
MSD (www.facebook.com/msdubstep) makes his Untz return with his VIP remix of the track. He's been gaining steam by way of track support from Plastician, True Tiger, Brown & Gammon, and even BBC Radio 1. The Parisian ex-pat is gearing up for his debut single, "No Forgo," with vox from VDA, and forthcoming remixes from none other than Habstrakt and labelmate Lokid (tit for tat). The remix is a straight-ahead banger, taking the airy vocals of the original and adding a grumbling beats and bass-driven undercurrent. Sure, there was the British Invasion of the 60's, but are we on the verge of a French Invasion in EDM? We sure hope so...
Beatport link: http://www.beatport.com/release/fear-of-heights/864977
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