Galantis, the duo of Christian “Bloodshy” Karlson of Miike Snow and Linus Elkow, better known as Style of Eye have quickly won the attention of the blogosphere with the release of “Help” and “The Heart That I’m Hearing” off their soon-to-released self-titled EP. The third and latest single “Friend” uses a soulful sample over a deep house grove, which is bolstered by layers of synths, stuttering drum machine and room-rattling bass. Honestly, every time i’ve played this one – and i’ve played this several times – I think of strobe lights and sweaty nightclubs with masses of humanity dancing around me. 

And like a lot of incredible electronic dance music, the vocal sample is actually quite anthemic – you can picture people stopping to shout the hook and the chorus.