It’s really incredible how much the Swedish House Mafia have influenced dance music. They’ve sent shockwaves through the producer world and now it’s not really a surprise to see tracks popping up all over that are clearly trying to capture some of the magic spark of hits like One. Matisse & Sadko’s Hi Scandinavia is one such track–an epic, straight-up house banger that is sure to have EDM n00bs saying “hey I think I’ve heard this song before.”
We’ve got to hand it to them here as they really have carefully leveraged the hit formula to create a hit of their own. With a slammin’ melody, well-produced synthlines and effects, and an energy-packed drop, Hi Scandinavia is a fantastic track to help bring in the new year. 2:47 brings in a sample that is very obviously from other SHM productions, and they’ve also incorporated the double-clap-at-the-end-of-the-bar trick. I’m sure you vets out there will recognize these things, but perhaps that’s not such a bad thing. After all, One did make it into our Top 15 Electro House Tracks of 2010. Either way, it’s a dancefloor destroyer so expect to hear it into the new year and beyond.