In history, Louis Vivet is known as one of the first patients diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, better known as bipolar disorder, but the modern-day duo of Nick and Aria seem to have a firm grasp of who they are as artists. Armed with a strong sense of sound design, Louis Vivet has been steadily making waves in Los Angeles’ burgeoning dance scene with their ability to seamlessly move between genres like indie, electronic, and pop, and their talents are on full display on “Best Thing.”
Teaming up with the immensely talented songstress, Gavrielle, for the third time, “Best Thing” is arguably Louis Vivet’s most well-produced track to date. A beautiful, slowly building synth progression opens the track before peeling back the curtain to reveal Gavrielle’s stunning vocals painted over Louis Vivet’s signature downtempo house backbone.
With “Best Thing,” Louis Vivet have continued to show off their penchant for blending past with present and future, as the synth progressions and catchy vocals are reminiscent of an old-school progressive house anthem infused with just the right touch of indie goodness to give it some serious vibes.
As soon as Gallant’s “Weight In Gold” was premiered on Beats 1 by Zane Lowe, it was clear that the rousing, LA-based R&B revivalist was going to be the subject of numerous remixes – and three months later, it’s safe to say that “Weight In Gold” has been re-imagined, re-invented, and remixed to our hearts desire. With so many different takes on the track ranging from a stand-out cover by Olivia Knox, to an impressive future rendition by Louis Futon, I was all but over listening to any more remixes of the track – that is, until I heard Louis Vivet’s stellar remix and just had to write about it.
Louis Vivet is carving out a strong niche for themselves in the booming LA dance music scene, as their sonic style is a delicate balance between electronic and pop. Their music lacks the groove of house, but more than makes up for it with its heavy, emotional melodies and introspective aura. In the past, Louis Vivet has delivered superb re-makes of Eagle Eye Cherry’s “Save Tonight” and Miike Snow’s “Silvia,” but there’s no doubt in my mind that they’ve taken their music to another level with their remix of “Weight in Gold.”
Gallant’s soaring croons are met head-on with a beautiful, orchestral arrangement that makes the track feel as big as Madison Square Garden. Heavy-hitting, electro-tinged synth melodies sit alongside a booming bass line, elevating the R&B-meets-electronic vibe of the original. It’s a remix made for the late nights kicking it with the homies, or the days where you just need a pick me up. Peep it below.