Dubstep has taken on a number of roller coaster twist and turns in public music debate lately with all its various pop-up subgenres like chillstep, trapstep. At times, it has even received negative parodic names like brostep. Maybe it’s a regional thing, I don’t know. But regardless of the criticism, its style maintains a high level of diversity which allow many new up-and-coming artist to express themselves, even become competing contenders up against some of the biggest names in the industry. Personally, dustup can be a challenge to tune into. After all, with its mega bass kicks and drops plus high pitch frequencies, one can quickly decide whether or not to make moves towards another area. However, when I first heard the Protohype and Carnage remix of Röyksopp & Susanne Sundfor “Running To The Sea” I’ll admit I was caught way of guard. It was literally during my commute home that my phone decided to blow my mind by shuffle in a track that I forgot was downloaded off SoundCloud just days ago. Trying to stay seated and maintain my posture for the people in the default world, I resorted to daydreaming until my stop came up. With the angelic voice of Susanne to sample over a very well put together set of kicks, I can solidly say my faith in dustup has been restored. Which brings me back to the original point. By brushing aside the criticisms, gems like these tend to pop up when you least look for them. I explored some of Carnage and Protohype’s original releases and it was clear that this release was a complete contrast to most of their material. Still, what these two Los Angeles based producers managed to cook up with this song is pure gold and it’s greatly appreciated because aside from the wild parties and all the raving and rioting, I’d like to chill out to an anthem that still cries out EDM but takes me where my imagination wants to go.