Track-By-Track EP Review: Vicetone – Elements

Released today, Vicetone has dropped a brand new EP, titled Elements. It includes the latest two singles, “Something Strange” which features Haley Reinhart, and “Fences” featuring Matt Wertz. This is their second EP to date, since the 2016’s Aurora.

Vicetone are a Dutch DJ duo consisting of Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool. They have made the list of the Top 100 DJs in DJ Mag consecutively from 2013 – 2015 and in 2017 they ranked at number 125, just missing out. They have released tonnes of singles and have worked with the likes of Nicky Romero, Collin McLoughlin, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, and Foster The People; whilst they have remixed singles for the likes of Adele, Cash Cash, Maroon 5, and Calvin Harris. They’re certainly making their name known in the music industry and they’re bound to go viral with one of their songs soon.

Talking about the track, Victor Pool said: “This is the first thing we’ve done where we’re playing guitar, and it lets us get so many sounds we’d never be able to get through sampling.”

In addition to the previous two single releases, the Elements EP contains two brand new, unheard tracks, titled “Home” and “Feels Like”, the latter of which features LAUR. Each track deserves its time to shine so check out our track by track review below.

Something Strange (feat. Haley Reinhart)

We completely adore this track and we’re glad it opens up the EP. Haley Reinhart’s angelic voice takes us to the clouds above as the upbeat piano backing track lifts us higher with dance-vibe beats giving us the ability to drift and soar away through the air. The lyrics are deep and effective giving an intense feel that is stripped away with the beautiful backing track.

Fences (feat. Matt Wertz)

Experimenting with a guitar rhythm isn’t something we expected from Vicetone, and yet they prove how versatile and brilliant they truly can be. “Fences” is an experimental track that’s prepared to launch this EP on fire, especially with Matt Wertz relaxed vocals. It’s smooth and strong with a brilliant contrast to the previous song, “Something Strange”, and you can really hear the love behind the lyrics asking his lover to tear down her fences for him. Vicetone once again impresses with the backing track and they sure are a DJ duo who are bringing something new and exciting with every release.

Victor Pool said of this track: “‘Fences’ is about someone trying to help his girlfriend out of a depression—it’s meant to have a motivational feeling to it.”

Home

Slowing it down with “Home”, Vicetone proves that they can also create amazing sensual tracks that can take us to our memories and help us get in touch with ourselves. The lyrics are meaningful and manages to take us to a place that brings happiness, whilst the backing track is intricate and brilliant – that guitar riff comes out of nowhere and it’s incredible!

Feels Like (feat. LAUR)

Ending the EP with “Feels Like” was very clever as it makes us want to hear all four tracks over and over again. Showing off Vicetone’s progressive-house roots, this track is a dance builder that is bound to become a favourite amongst everyone that hears it. It’s reminiscent of many songs in the same genre, with a sweeter-than-sugar vocal from LAUR, and unforgettable beats from Vicetone that allows them to stamp their own signature. This is one of those tracks that will stay in your head for the rest of the day; it’s one addicting track that DJs would love to add to their sets.

A lyric video for “Feels Like” was also dropped today. It has beautiful purple imagery which has a galactic space feel to it. It’s simply visually pleasing and relates well with the stunning song.

Watch The Lyric Video To Vicetone’s “Feels Like” Featuring LAUR Here:

This EP is simply incredible and really shows how far Vicetone has come in just a couple of years. They sure are making waves in the music industry and every single track on the EP deserves its own spotlight. Elements EP showcases this DJ duo’s producing abilities, their versatility, and their unapologetic experiments that we all simply adore.

Elements EP is available to download and stream right now through Monstercat.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

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