Dash Berlin takes Band of Horses’s “The Funeral” from simple and beautiful to majestic yet danceable. The original track’s lyrics and strength in simple beats is still preserved… for the first minute and a half.
I’m surprised at myself for not having a post on Dash Berlin earlier. He was one of the few artists who got me into this crazy house music stuff ALL those years ago. Back then Trance was still bigger than house and the term EDM hadn’t even been invented yet. Some of his original tracks are “Waiting” (which W&W recently remixed), “Never Cry Again”, “Till the Sky falls Down”, and “Earth Hour” to name a few. Like all trance artists, Dash Berlin always featured an incredible singer who really took you through a journey with her (most of the time with trance it’s a girl singing) voice.
So in this particular song, Dash Berlin accentuates the slow nature of “The Funeral” by having very subtle increases in tempo that act like waves over the vocals. Eventually the song begins to pick up with an elaborate but harmonious build up. The drop definitely shifts the song away from what it originally was to something danceable.