Battle of the Beats: Dillon Francis vs. Empire Of The Sun – Without You
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.
Dillon Francis feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Without You
Released in early August, Dillon Francis’ collab with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs rocketed to the #1 spot on Hypem with its sweet and hooky sound. Firmly in the indie dance camp, the mellow Mad Decent single seemed to reveal a more sensitive side of the irreverent LA native while exposing UK sensation T.E.E.D. to a different listener base. Though the British producer is only officially credited with providing the vocals for the tune, his low-key electronica vibe permeates the pair’s “Without You,” resulting in easy listening of the electronic variety.
Empire Of The Sun – Without You
While Australia’s Empire Of The Sun may have come onto your radar as late as this spring when Zedd, David Guetta and Mat Zo took on “Alive,” the band’s Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore kicked the project off way back in 2008 when Walking On A Dream first hit the airwaves. Released first on Capitol Records, then EMI Australia and again on Astralwerks, the album made the dance world rounds, touting “Without You” as its fourth single. Showcasing Steele’s velvety vocals in an ’80s-esque synth ballad, the tune didn’t catch the acclaim of the album’s titular track but showcased the depth of the duo with a moodier vibe.
So whose “Without You” can you not live without?