Mikalyn & Xtro Get Close to RQntz & 39 Kingdom With New Global Remix

The Ontario teens join forces with Brazilian & Russian EDM stars for latest single.

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Dark-pop prodigy Mikalyn and EDM master Xtro (Chris Graham) have gone global with the new remix of their single Closer — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Discovered by International label and management outpost Reven, Close feat. Mikalyn & Xtro has been reimagined by Brazilian bass futurist / tech house artist RQntz (Requintes) and Russian EDM duo 39 Kingdom.

Close was a very fun song to write,” Guelph resident Mikalyn recalls of the two-year-old track, which first appeared on the six-track Love EP she and Xtro made when they were 16. “Chris and I have written many songs and this one started out the same way all of them do: Alternating between our makeshift home basement studios, mine in Guelph and his in Toronto. For Close, we had been freestyling around the line ‘close to me’ and, once we had the song fully written, I knew it was my favourite. It’s been so cool seeing where the song started, and comparing it to what it’s become. It’s crazy.”

Check out RQntz and 39 Kingdom’s remix of Close above, compare it to the original version below, and keep up with Mikalyn via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.