Just when you thought you had him pinned to a genre, he turns around and surprises you. This week we are heading back over to Mad Decent for “JustYourSoul”, a brand new collab between Valentino Khan and Diplo. Bursting onto the scene in 2014, Khan received almost immediate success with his first “In Khan We Trust” EP after being released on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Khan quickly entranced listeners with his blend of hardstyle, trap, and heavy house that even led to his original track “Deep Down Low” being one of the most played track in 2015. While four years have passed, Khan has easily honed his skills as a remix master and we can’t see what he does next.
“Valentino is on the fringe of every genre, and all his records are consistent in every DJ’s sets. He’s made many future classics, so I’m glad to finally have an EP full of them being released through Mad Decent.” – Diplo
With so many different electronic sub-genres rising in popularity and crashing down at the same time, we are glad when we see an artist aim to keep one alive. While we thought we finally had ties Valentino Khan to his appropriate genre after “Pony”, we just happened to be dead wrong. In “JustYourSoul” Khan puts his skills in the electro-house genre out on display, crafting a track that shows off the range of both Khan and Diplo. This newer sub-genre of house allows for plenty of wiggle room, with the track mixing a melodic groove, four on the floor beats, and vocal work perfect for the dancefloor. With both artists being major supporters of each other, we can’t wait for more.
“Diplo has been a collaborator and big supporter of mine since day one. We both have always shared a forward-thinking approach to music. It was dope to link up and create a vibey house track for the summer & beyond.” – Valentino Khan
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