Kaskade & Felix Cartarl – Fakin it feat. Ofelia K (Hotel Garuda Remix)
After seeing the release of their debut single in March and an appearance on our Radar mix series, Hotel Garuda are poised to make a huge impact in 2016. It should be no surprise then that the duo consisting of Manila Killa and Candle Weather have been tapped by veterans Kaskade and Felix Cartal to provide an official remix of their subdued track “Fakin It.”
Featuring vocals from Ofelia K, Hotel Garuda opted to keep the song well within the confines of house tempos while simultaneously kicking the energy up a notch. While the original opted for gently rolling pianos, a languid guitar line, and Ofelia’s effortless vocals over a wide open drop, Hotel Garuda have added more electronic elements, including a bassline that alternates between matching the beat and bursting over it. It’s a clever remix, maintaining much of the original’s DNA while asserting their own identity — a winning combination for a group in for a big year.