They say that it takes 10,000 hours to become a true master at something, which makes EDX one step up from a master. As a twenty-year mainstay in electronic music, EDX has seen it all – the ups, the downs, and most recently, electronic music’s gradual crossover into the mainstream. The Swiss dance authority has managed to stay relevant through it all, first by sticking true to the trademark sound that he developed, and now, he’s managed to do so by staying one step ahead of the masses and evolving with the genre.
His latest track, “Revered,” is a venture into the depths of deep house and tech-house, styles that EDX hasn’t typically dabbled in, but when you’ve been doing something for as long as he has, it’s clear that his production abilities are endless.
A tribal-influenced drum sequence sets the foundation for the track, as a hypnotic vocal takes your hand and guides you through tech-y synth stabs and a thumping bass line. “Revered” is a double-edged sword, walking a fine line between an Ibiza club anthem and a summertime smash.
Twenty years of anything is a long time, making EDX‘s twenty-year career in dance music an even more impressive feat. To give you a little perspective, twenty years ago, in 1995, the World Wide Web was first made available to the general public, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with their track, “One Sweet Day,” the average cost of gas was $1.09/gallon, and EDX kicked off his career.
Nearly two decades later, EDX has managed to stay at the forefront of the dance music industry, thanks to his tireless work effort in the studio and arduous tour schedule that has seen the Italian-born artist embark on two massive world tours in this year alone. Last year, the Swiss beat-maker underwent a sonic evolution, as his uplifting progressive stylings morphed into a deeper, club-ready sound, and this year has seen EDX champion his new, refined sound. EDX has dominated the summer with anthemic remixes of Sam Feldt’s “Show Me Love” and Spada’s “Catchfire (Sun Sun Sun),” which charged to the top of the charts on their way to over 30 million plays, and he’s closing out the warmer months strong with his latest track, “Belong.”
If EDX’s remix of “Show Me Love” was the beautiful beginning of a summer fling, “Belong” is the sad goodbye between two young lovers. The stand-out vocals drive the track through powerful, pulsing bass lines and smooth piano hooks that deliver a strong feeling of nostalgia for the bright, sunny days of the summer. Peep it below.