Among the most expected new resident acts at Wynn Night life releases a new celebration at XS Saturday night. Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy and one-third of Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (aka Style of Eye, manufacturer of Icona Pop’s megahit “I Love It”) are both among the most prolific authors and producers in the dance-pop genre. When they come together to form Galantis, tempting singles like “Runaway (U & & I),” “Gold Dust” and “Firebird” ensue, and award nominations follow. We overtook the vibrant duo during their hectic touring and producing schedule to talk about their Vegas development.
How are you feeling about this Wynn Nightlife residency? Karlsson: Stoked! We like Vegas!
Exactly what makes this it special for you? Eklöw: We’re in such good company at Wynn [with] numerous extraordinary artists on the lineup. It’s an honor.
Karlsson: To us, the most essential thing is to be able to present our music with the same energy and spontaneity as the way we made it in the studio. We are delighted that we are able to bring our complete show with great deals of big drums, pads, crashes and other exciting toys from the studio.
How has your Vegas experience changed over the years? Karlsson: We’ve been carrying out in Vegas given that 2015. It’s been fantastic to see more and more fans sing back our lyrics whenever we play.
Eklöw: Yes, hearing our lyrics being sung back is among the very best feelings. Feeding off the audience’s energy is what makes the performance for me.
You’re concerning the Strip from a fast trip in Japan. What other gigs do you have showing up? Karlsson: I like Japan. Some of our the majority of hardcore fans are based there, so it is always a warm welcome. It’s been insane being able to play festivals around the world and see how each place responds. Some tunes evoke the same response each time, everywhere, but other songs respond in a different way in each market. It’s like we’re conducting a massive science experiment with each set.
Eklöw: Before Japan we spent 2 weeks in South America playing all the Lollas [Lollapalooza celebrations] We have actually got some big Asian celebrations this year as well.
You’re understood for your devotion to songwriting and you both do a lot outside of Galantis. How does your procedure modification depending upon who you’re working together with? Karlsson: The core of the songwriting process remains the same. We always begin with the chord progression and the tune. It is extremely different if you are producing for somebody else, though. Making for other people puts you in a box. You are limited in how far you can experiment and deal with the vocal since that is the artist’s voice and you need to respect it. When we produce for ourselves, the possibilities of exactly what we can do are limitless.
How often are you dealing with brand-new Galantis music? Karlsson: We are constantly composing. I don’t believe there is a day that passes where we do not. It’s regular at this point.
Eklöw: Yes, and we have new music coming out soon. We’re delighted to let it totally free for the world.
GALANTIS April 21, 10:30 p.m., $25-$45. XS, Repetition, 702-770-7300.