Nick Talos vs. CRW – Electric Feel

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again; old-school covers and remixes are a great way to make a popular song! A lot of people complain about originality; however, I personally think sampling is a future of music that will prove fruitful. People like hearing new and familiar sounds, and this cover of MGMT‘s Electric Feel does just that in pristine fashion.

See one of my favorite quotes about originality below 😉

originality in music

Covers don’t normally make it here on rBeatz because, typically, the original is so good, we already come in with high expectations. Our expectations were met here, as this rendition sounds like a completely new song from the American psychedelic rock band’s (MGMT) famous hit. Covers typically get slack if they sound close to the original, for example, when an artist takes the exact instrumentals of a song, sings over it, and calls it a cover. This is not one of those. Good covers are certainly something to be sought after, like with Leonard Cohen‘s original version of Hallelujah vs. Jeff Buckley‘s or John Cale’s cover versions.

CRW‘s voice is so inviting and soothing. He is a singer/songwriter from Oakland. The entire harmony of all the instruments with CRW’s voice fits like a good shoe. Nick Talos is a producer from Germany, and brings a fresh/chill vibe to the track with melodic vocal chops and a serene ambiance.


Chris Stack

After graduating from Kenyon College, Chris Stack joined a branding and marketing startup, BrandYourself (as seen on SharkTank), in New York City. After leading the company to grow past profitability as a leading account manager, Chris set his sights on his passion: music. He currently runs his own LLC in New York City, helping musicians in the city with their online presence and marketability. A native of the Washington DC area, Chris Stack's passions and hobbies include music production (8 years on Ableton), marketing, baseball (Mets), football (Ravens), Netflix n chillin, and the experience economy.

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