Battle of the Beats: Flux Pavilion vs. Don Diablo & Matt Nash – Starlight
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake. Flux Pavilion – Starlight Though classified as dubstep, Flux Pavilion’s “Starlight” seems to fall into a lighter camp. Released on January’s Blow The Roof, the tune’s combination of twinkling melody, emotive vocal and cushioned drops makes it more delightful than dirty. Though given an almost whimsical feel with a harpsichord-like synth, Flux’s bass gives the tune the appropriate amount of heft and shows more of a tweak of his dub sound than an abandonment of it.
Don Diablo & Matt Nash – Starlight Released earlier this week, Don Diablo & Matt Nash’s “Starlight (Could You Be Mine)” welcomed the duo to the Axtone Records family. With an emphasis on vocoder vocals, the track appears as if it will be a muted form of progressive house before the beat kicks in. Still not cookie-cutter progressive, the track is a representation of the risk-taking that has given the label such hits as Marcus Schossow’s “Reverie” and Discopolis’ “Committed to Sparkle Motion.”
So whose “Starlight” had you dancing the night away?