Galantis

From November 16, 2017 - 09:00 PM
to November 17, 2017 - 12:00 AM
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11 Polson St.
M5A 1A4, Toronto

Galantis (formed in 2012) is a Swedish big room, progressive and electro house music production and songwriting duo, hailing from Stockholm, Sweden.

The high energy electronic dance music of Galantis is crafted by the renowned and respected hands of Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, and “Linus Eklöw. Karlsson is known as one third of the electronic group Miike Snow, and one half on the Grammy winning pop production team Bloodshy & Avant – known for Christina Milian’s debut, and Britney Spear’s “Toxic”. In addition, Linus Eklöw found success as the dance music producer Style of Eye, writing and producing hits for the likes of Icona Pop, as well as producing a steady stream of original material.

The pair met in 2007 in Stockholm, and spent the subsequent years sending music back and forth to one another, which resulted in the likes of the Style of Eye remix of the Miike Snow hit “Animal”. It wasn’t until 2012 however, and the formation of Galantis, that the two really found their creative prowess with the release of the songs “Raveheart” and “Tank”. In 2013 the duo signed with Atlantic Records’ dance imprint Big Beat Records, and in November released their official debut single “Smile”. The single was well-received in the blogosphere and earned a number of remixes from the likes of Kaskade. The subsequent single “You”, featuring an enamouring piano and vocal hook, proved to be the second from the duo’s debut EP “Galantis” release in April 2014.

Galantis made their debut performance two weeks after the EP release at the endlessly popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where the pair played an hour-long set. The duo subsequently embarked on a tour of the U.S., and released the single “Gold Dust” in February 2015.

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