Dawning that amazingly lax, tropical house sound, Sam Feldt is cruising up through the electronic music community with his knack for creating delectably nonchalant music with irresistibly sexy sax interludes. His remix with 22-year old producer Chris Meid of Jose Gonzalez’s “Stay Alive” stays very much true to his ever-growing style, because if it isn’t broken, why try to fix it? And let’s be real, we always need more tropical/ melodic house in our lives.
The beginning chimes of “Stay Alive” exude a very endearing and sentimental tone as they introduce Gonzalez’s airy, almost whisper-like vocals, creating a somewhat intimate feeling to the song. And as basic as the song sounds, it’s amazing how many layers of sounds Feldt and Meid are actually overlaying if you give the song a thorough listen, and I applaud them for their success at creating such a crisp, minimalistic track. The one thing I would ask for is more sax. The way-too-short interlude revs you up into a passionate jam, quickly fades away, and feels like an unfufilling tease for a sax-lover like me. Grab the free remix of ‘Stay Alive’ today, as I can assure you its beautiful effortlessness will pull you into a blissfully relaxed state.