Danish export Snavs teamed up with up-and-comer John Alto, also hailing from Denmark, for their new track “Headlights,” a dark progressive house gem with a strong vocal element. The new single immediately captivates with suspenseful, emotive female vocals cocooned in its cinematic melodies, from which a euphonious and driving bassline blossoms and undulates. The combination of dynamic and deep sonic production makes “Headlights” suitable for singalongs during cathartic moments or getting down on the dancefloor. Its versatility is a representation of both Snavs‘s and Alto‘s dynamic styles, which have ranged from alt-rock to heavy bass and everything in between. “Headlights” is out now on Steve Aoki‘s Dim Mak Records.
“The track was inspired by the blending of two different music styles, with the heavier bass line and club rhythm, with the euphoric atmosphere with grand and epic melodies, perfect for anthems and large stages. The vocals play a massive part in the completion of the track, with some ear-catching lyrics that are great to sing along to. The song is about a relationship, metaphorically explained through driving at night.” – Snavs & John Alto
As the boss of his own label Riotville Records, DJ and producer Snavs has made it his mission to constantly push creative boundaries. He has explored the sonic realms through unusual collaborations that break genre barriers, including hardcore metal band Telos, legendary Scandinavian rocker Ulf Scott, Søren Buhl of alt-rock band Blaue Blume, and indie singer Karen Lassen. His music has taken him to some of the world’s most prestigious clubs, including Webster Hall (New York), Avalon (Los Angeles), Bootshaus (Cologne), WOMB (Tokyo), Pacha (Sydney), as well as well-known festivals such as Coachella, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Eurosonic, Miami Music Week, Amsterdam Dance Event and more.
With American, Italian, and Danish roots, 23-year-old John Alto is a DJ, an artist, a skilled producer, and a remixer with a passion for club music. His signature sound is dark, bass-heavy, and cinematic. He’s worked with artists, writers, and producers like Maurice West, Silque, Ganz, Nadine (from M.O), Shylde, Ofelia + more in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. John Alto‘s first release was on Martin Garrix‘s label STMPD RCRDS in a collaboration with the duo TwoWorldsApart. He’s both released original material and done remixes on Seeb feat. Hihgasakite “Free to Go,” Coy‘s “Promises,” Christopher‘s “Hope This Song Is For You” that features in the Netflix movie “A Beautiful Life,” and more.