You’ve probably heard by now that noted musicians Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and lyrical pop genius Linus Elkow from Style of Eye have joined forces to create one hell of a self-titled debut EP, Galantis, which was released earlier this week.
Karlsson has written and produced for Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and Britney Spears, including Spears’ ubiquitous hit “Toxic,” and Elkow wrote and produced Icona Pop’s chart-topper “I Love It.” But for themselves, the pair have moved away from such pop sensibilities. Only after listening to their debut EP will you realize the eccentric and groovy tunes that deliver a truly unique ’90s-meets-euro-house feel.
This powerhouse duo will have their debut at Coachella, and then their nationwide tour kicks off right here in Washington, DC, at the 9:30 Club on April 24. The show will include “production surprises,” as they believe that a DJ set would not do the EP justice. We have a pair of tickets to give away so that you and a friend can experience it all in person.
Karlsson and Elkow have already received numerous praise from artists such as Diplo, Steve Angello, and more since they began creating music together in 2012. Their success can be attributed to the group’s dynamic. In a joint statement, the two said, “When we started Galantis, we set out to challenge each other and experiment with all of the sounds and ideas that we find exciting. We built a studio on a small island in the Baltic Sea, and our surroundings became a source of inspiration for the EP.”
For a chance to win our pair of tickets, cite a duo in the comments below whose unique pairing brought out the best in each other and made for some great music. We’re going to go with Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, the Eurythmics.
A winner will be chosen at noon on Friday, April 11. Tickets are still available!