DIMITRI VANGELIS & WYMAN and DZEKO, “The King”
“The King” is definitely an intriguing instrumental release that will go a long way at festivals. Swedish duo Dimitri Vangelis and Wyman truly go big and majestic with this one in partnership with my fellow Torontonian, the Juno Award-nominated Dzeko (whose set I got to see back in March in Miami). “The King” could easily be a set opener, with its sweeping start which leads into a minute and a half of solid A+ trance… and then it comes to a halt, taking its well-paced time to build up again after 40 seconds or so. If this wasn’t done so right, the audience could easily bail on the song, but one could visualize some kind of royal making his or her pointed and quiet walk, only to raise his/her hands to let the proceedings recommence. And so, let the crowd go wild for the rest of the song’s 3:29. “The King” is one unique song for the electronic dance music world so be prepared to hear it all summer and into the winter festival months.