You never know what you are going to get from a Mysto & Pizzi track. The guys behind the infamous “Somebody’s Watching Me” cover (used in the Geico commercial) also created the gorgeously epic “Where is Love” with Jonny Rose. For “Galax,” the zany duo turn their attention to the big rooms with a massive electro monster. Starting off with a sparse kick loop, the intensity slowly builds as the pieces are added -a synth swoop, a foreboding glitch noise, a screechy lick. You can feel something major is going to happen and then the drum fill builds and explodes into full-on evil electro madness. “Galax” is quite an apt title as there is a spacy feel to it, like this could be the used in a movie for fight scene between spaceships. The dropout to the pretty part makes you think there will be a vocal topline of some sort, but there isn’t (actually no vocals at all on the track except for a few quick male vocal snippets in the build). The build-up of the dropout uses a few seconds of broken beats, but thankfully doesn’t fall into the dubstep breakdown cliche so often deployed. DJs looking for a primetime, big room electro floorfiller will do well to drop “Galax.”
At just 20 years old, it’s surprising that the Vicetone duo didn’t spin at the Outbreak Electro Freshmen 13 WMC party along with fellow rising stars Audien, Walden, etc. Following up their much buzzed about remix of “Weapon” by Cazzette, they unleash “Stars,” a primetime rock-tinged stadium/progressive electro monster featuring the prophetic vocals of Jonny Rose. You might remember Jonny from the incredible “Where Is Love (Love is Hard to Find)” that he did with Mysto & Pizzi a year ago, and with “Stars” he has a strong track to sing his heart out on. The production, both track and vocal, are quite strong and especially interesting is the R3hab-ish stabs in the energetic part. It’s not exactly chainsaw, but there’s a level of aggression not often heard in progressive tracks. Although “Stars” is released on April 1st, it’s no joke and only a fool would pass on it.
An ongoing pursuit of male-fronted club music yields the gem of “Where Is Love”, voiced by the emotional Jonny Rose and created by remix team Mysto & Pizzi. The Coldplay-esque production of “Where Is Love” supports Rose’s voice in a collision of uplifting sounds and thumping beats, suggesting you just go ape-nuts crazy on the dance floor when the track finally breaks. It is always refreshing when a familiar yet periphery name drops a track like “Where Is Love”, forcing you to remember that you don’t need a big name for a big song.