Battle of the Beats: Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich vs Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
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.
Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich feat. Sue Cho – Hello
2010 was the year it really began for Porter Robinson, and though he kicked his Beatport releases off with the command to say his name, a few singles later he took a more traditional approach and said “Hello.” Working with Lazy Rich on the Big Fish Recordings tune, the Chapel Hill native gave a taste of the sonic stylings he would come to be known for: In the track Sue Cho’s vocals play tag with a pulsating progressive beat marked by innovative builds and a touch of “complextro.” Going on to warrant a spate of remixes from the likes of Dirtyloud and Schoolboy, the track was Porter’s one and only collab until Mat Zo broke the spell.
Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
While it may be more difficult to find someone who hasn’t heard Martin Solveig and Dragonette’s version of “Hello” than to count up those who have, the song’s massive success may have even surprised the duo that made it. Released as the second single off of Solveig’s Smash, the tune went on win a string of firsts: It was he first of four collabs to date for the pair, the first time either of them made the Billboard Top 100, and the first thing you would hear if you happened to watch the TV show Cheer! Needing no description other than “infectious,” “catchy” and “irresistible,” the tune makes the competition stiff for Porter and Sir Rich.
So which rendition had you at “Hello?”