After bagging a rank among the top 50 tracks on the charts in over 15 countries across the globe and being the go to tune for the festival season, one can hardly argue against the prospect of American DJ Trio Cheat Codes collaboration with Dutch fellow DJ & producer Dante Klein ‘Let Me Hold You‘ being adjudged as the song of summer 2016. And it’s not just the charts which are speaking for the track, it’s also the streaming that it has got as it has gained quite a lot of response on streaming platforms such as Soundcloud – the track has over 4.5 million plays – and Spotify alike.
But as is quickly becoming a tradition for Spinnin’ Records, the summer super-hit has now proved worthy to deserve a glossy remix pack featuring the likes of Indian upcoming producers Lost Stories, the ‘3 spacemen’ of Crossnaders from Breda, Spinnin’ sensation Curbi, Russian hotshot trio of Swanky Tunes and North Carolina based Armada Music frequenter Mokita. Their remixes have been supported shoulder to shoulder by Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiësto, Firebeatz, Tommie Sunshine, Breathe Carolina, R3hab, Blasterjaxx, Robin Schultz among many others. And what’s more interesting is that Dante Klein is himself giving short cut mixtape previews to these remixes, the first of which is available here.
Together, and it’s a hell of a group to have your tunes remixed by, the entire lot experiment and innovate in their own styles and with their own sounds and Spinnin‘ deliver the final product in this gift wrapped premiere on We Rave You exclusively.
The first remix is brought to us in adept aplomb by India’s very own dance music representatives Lost Stories combining with the spacemen trio of Crossnaders from Hardwell’s hometown of Breda. Mixing and mashing their own styles on the original’s unique vocals from the rendition of Kevin Lyttle’s 2003 hit of the same name, the collaborating quintet hit the nail right on the head with their break-beat work on the drop with the attention grabbing melodic which sticks out of all leaving the listener wanting for more of it. While calling no bests from the lot, this surely has to be one of top remixes of the summer hit.
Second up, Curbi‘s very own take on the original was undoubtedly bound to create all the hype that has surrounded his quickly rising career – one not far away from the footballing talents of the day and age. This young talent justifies all the talk by delivering a faster yet keeping within the bounds of somewhere between Future and Bass House. Sharp synth notes and a bewildering build-up to deliver an absolutely out-of-the-garage tune to bring out a unique twist on the original’s attractive yet musically complacent design. Sure to grab the ears of listeners like he grabbed headline this year!
Third and a step from last, Russian hotshot trio Swanky Tunes bring their production skills to the table. After having delivered a flurry of singles in the past few months, it comes as no surprise that a remix had to come by sooner or later. Good vibes all along on their rendition, the trio do justice to their talents and our expectations with a remix which draws in a lot from the dominating sounds doing the rounds on the charts and yet manage to bring their own taste to the original. It’s fair to say, Vadim, Dmitry, and Stanislav have been on a roll and this is just another fine production into their record cabinet.
The remix package ends with a fairly new producer who’s been making his way among the ranks of Armada Music – he has already been featured in 4 of their single and collection packages. North Carolina based producer John-Luke Carter, who is better known through the moniker Mokita, is although late to arrive at the game but is by no means any lesser if his previous productions are anything to go by. Delivering an absolutely infectious Trap rendition to the original, like others he manages to keep the essence of the original while giving it his own design. And some production it is! A unique blend of being fairly upbeat and a ‘chill-trap’ production, it’s just another of those signs that Carter has a great career just round the corner.