When you make a track that sounds as nostalgic as “Destiny”, you better be ready for other producers throwing their versions in the ring. This week we are checking out a brand new remix of Romero’s “Destiny” from the talented producer MOTi. Romero is one of the modern producers to change and mold today’s electronic music scene how he sees fit. Not only has he founded one of the most prolific modern electronic music movements, but he is also constantly on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list year after year and has attributed heavily to the global spread of electronic music. Romero continues to surprise us, even dropping a mini-doc series back in 2019 and multiple successful releases now that he’s back on the wagon. Hell, he even put on one hell of a performance at the London opening of the Call of Duty League eSports tournament!
While MOTi may be to the newest member of the crew, he is definitely no chump in the electronic music world. Making plenty of waves over the last decade, MOTi has produced for hip hop artists like Ty Dolla $ign and Whizkid, while also joining forces with dance powerhouse producers like Tiësto, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, and R3HAB just to name a few. Over his seasoned career MOTi has performed at major festivals worldwide, making his mark at Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo. and plenty more. You may know MOTi from his work with Matin Garrix on “Virus” (150m streams) or from “Boom” (190m) with Major Lazer.
The original version of “Destiny” from Nicky Romero & Deniz Koyu had us elated for the first time in a long while, so we have high expectations for you MOTi. While Romero & Koyu take a more nostalgic approach to their version, letting the classic progressive house sound soar into the electric sky, MOTi takes a different approach. Keeping the vocal stylings of Alexander Tidebrink intact, MOTi’s editing knife slices right through the drop and cutting off those soaring sounds. Instead, MOTi infuses his remix with groove and bounce, letting the strong yet upbeat synths drive the drop forward. While it is definitely a different interpretation, MOTi definitely added his own spin on this ode to progressive house.
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