By: Anand Harsh
Admit it. You thought Jeff Montalvo was just
about remixes. And you were partially right. Seven Lions
rose into your consciousness on the back of amazing takes on Above & Beyond
, Paul Van Dyk
, and Tritonal
to name just a few. However, you are sorely mistaken if you thought he couldn't pull that kinda magic with his originals. So deeply immersed in the intricacies of trance, Montalvo's dubstep carries over all the hallmarks of that aesthetic: big room vocals, lush melodies, straight up beauty, for gosh sakes. "Days to Come" is oozing with this ethereal, lyric power. He's so grounded in the stadium vibe that his drops don't crush you like most producers' would; they actually lift you up. And that gorgeous side-chaining. This cut possesses the indescribable force and gut-wrenching depth of Gosteffects' Imogen Heap remix. It wouldn't surprise us if it attains that level of virality, either. What could certainly push that along and make it happen is the fact that Seven Lions' EP will be coming out on Skrillex
's OWSLA label on October 16th. With less than two weeks to go until the release, it's important to jump on that bandwagon and say you knew him way back when.