Crystal Skies has been off of people’s radar for far too long. For years, Aaron Dawson and Britian Holcomb have quietly been pumping out some of the best music I have ever heard. It would not surprise me to find out that Crystal Skies runs an OBGYN office in their spare time because all they do is deliver. Not only have they crushed remixes for artists such as Crywolf, Illenium, and Laura Brehm, but they have one of the most impressive catalogs of originals; they have also collaborated with one of my favorite artists Koven on You Me And Gravity, which can be heard HERE. It is the remixing abilities of Crystal Skies that is what is on display here.
Seven Lions had a remix package set for his track Calling You Home. That must have been before the Crystal Skies remix had made it to his inbox because this take on the Seven Lions track is so good it was granted a standalone release. After listening to it, I too believe it worthy. The intro the Crystal Skies maintains the etheric feel of the original by keeping the focus on the amazing vocals performed by Runn. It is the drops that are the star of this remix. Crystal Skies has some of the best growls in dubstep. I am talking Koan Sound/Au5/Kill The Noise type sound. The first drop hits whisking sound around a wailing guitar. The angry dubstep drop is in direct contrast to the beauty of the song yet it fits perfectly. At the second drop, Crystal Skies show they can dominate the melodic side of dubstep as well. This drop hits with a synthesized explosion of sound draped over hard hitting drums. It is crystal clear to me why this track was given the green light. This remix is only the start of what is to come, this year, from these two exciting producers.