This week at EQ we’re bringing you special daily features of some of the hottest new artists signed to Uniform Beat, one of our favorite small record labels in Sweden, which has essentially become a kingdom of perfect pop. Every artist we’ll be featuring this week has proven to be a purveyor of power pop and EDM and deserves you utmost attention and adoration. We’ll be kicking things off this week with one of my favorite up-and-coming acts, Smith & Thell and their current single Super DJ.
Smith & Thell caught our attention early last year with a single, Kill It With Love, which was nothing short of an electropop dazzler not unlike what you would here from superstars like Kylie Minogue. Suffice to say the bar was set pretty high. Later in 2012 the duo returned with their current single, Super DJ, which has just been remastered and released with a slew of insane remixes.
Their current single, Super DJ, strikes the perfect balance between pop and club ready dance music and makes for a truly irresistible song that should be perched at the top of every chart worldwide. It bears the pop craftsmanship seen in the works of Robyn and newcomers Icona Pop and vocals that are sleek and cool, almost deliciously emotionless, with a hook you would expect from Lady Gaga. I try my best to not be quick to call something a pop masterpiece, but this is without a doubt one of the best pop songs I’ve heard in years and most definitely one of the best songs you’ll hear this year.
Super DJ has been remastered for 2013 and delivered unto us with 13 incredible remixes (available worldwide) and a new music video that can only be described as a delightful exercise in hipster minimalism. The music video certainly has marks of an amateur artist, which actually work splendidly in this case and serve as a wonderful compliment to the too-cool-for-school vocals and overall feel of the song. You’ll definitely want to keep your eyes on Smith & Thell in the future, as they appear to be Sweden’s latest electropop gift to the world.
Watch the video for Super DJ and stream the song and the remixes here: