#HeyMrDJ – November Picks Including Nicky Romero, Hot Chip, Booka Shade and More
Casting a spotlight on the notable/up & coming DJs and producers and the hot tracks and remixes that kept us moving and grooving each month
“Dopamine” – Purple Disco Machine (Featuring Eyelar) (John Summit Remix)
German disco DJ and music producer Tino Schmidt aka Purple Disco Machine gets the magic treatment by Chicago’s John Summit for his latest single “Dopamine” featuring the vocals of Eyelar. Summit, who’s been riding high since last year’s “Deep End” gives the disco groove a futuristic house feel that helps the track soar even farther.
“Love Me Better” – Nicky Romero
Dutch DJ royalty Nicky Romero’s latest “Love Me Better” has all the rolling synths we expect from any of his tracks but midway through the track, the catchy switch up that cuts in and out of the beat is what makes the single feel bigger. This one just doesn’t let up.
“End This Hate” (Tensnake Remix) – The Messenger
House music pioneer Todd Edwards aka The Messenger’s classic Nineties garage anthem “End This Hate” gets a killer remix courtesy of German DJ and producer Tensnake. Never one to shy away from adding his retro-forward stamp to a single, this remix feels like the perfect throwback with just the right push to bring the hit back to the clubs.
“Hold On” – KC Lights, Key Sones
Scottish DJ/producer KC Light’s latest “Hold On” featuring the vocals of Key Sones is just the right song to get the crowds going again at festivals. The hypnotic feel of the song with the looped vocals builds to euphoric state that leaves you wanting more.
“Memories” (Satin Jackets Remix) – Booka Shade, Rashid Ajami
It’s always a joy when German DJ and producer Satin Jackets comes on board to remix a track. Here, Booka Shade & Rashid Ajami’s “Memories” gets his special treatment to create an atmospheric vibe that takes you into a trance that once you’re in, you never want to leave from, much like a good memory.
“One Vibration” (Miguel Rechy & Facy Sedated Remix) – The Magician Featuring CLYPSO
Belgian DJ and producer The Magician gets a special remix here by Mexican DJs and producers Miguel Rechy and Facy Sedated. The throbbing beat with the vocals of CLYPSO intricately waving through makes for a multi-layered house track. “One Vibration” will leave you feeling only good vibrations.
“Foreign Things” (George IV Remix) – Amber Mark
Edinburgh-based George IV comes onboard for this super vibely (is that a word?) remix of Amber Mark’s “Foreign Things.” The song gets a fun retro house spin that adds a playful dimension to the record, making it feel even more joyous than we thought was possible.
“Sun Came Up” (Claptone Remix) – Sofi Tukker & John Summit
German DJ and producer Claptone got called in for this fantastic remix of “Sun Came Up” by Sofi Tukker and John Summit. The song takes us into tribal territory, adding even more depth to the already thumping track guaranteed to get you up and gazing.
“Good Ones” (Joel Corry Remix) – Charli XCX
Charli XCX and Joel Corry already have struck gold this year with their collaboration “Out Out” also featuring Saweetie and Jax Jones. Here, British DJ and producer Corry gives a house twist to the synthpop bop “Good Ones.” The pairing works well as the chorus in particular feels, if even possible, all the more catchy. You can’t help but sing along with the “I let the good ones go-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh.”
“I am not a woman, I’m a god” (Hot Chip Remix) – Halsey
Halsey’s first single from her experimental album with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross — “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” — gets the very special Hot Chip treatment here which turns the industrial pop/rock single into a sort of nu-disco goddess anthem. The remix works because it maintains the soul of the original but adds an almost mantra-like beat that makes you want to march and dance at the same time.