J Balvin and Willy William’s track ‘Mi Gente‘ has undoubtedly been one of the most successful commercial songs of 2017. With Latin-American music becoming increasingly popular within mainstream music circles, ‘Mi Gente’s’ success only makes sense. Now, it’s about to become even more successful, with a monster remix package featuring Alesso, Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis, Cedric Gervais, Henry Fong, Steve Aoki, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.
Alesso’s remix gives the track a unique spin and evidently displays the Progressive House/Tribal sound he is pursuing. Although it has been met with mixed reactions, it proves to be energetic nonetheless. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s remix adds plenty of energy with a low, thumping kick in conjunction with exciting, tribal percussion, but still, possesses many similar elements to the original, and yearns for a more unique twist.
Dillon Francis’ remix stays true to the origins of the original track, while perfectly incorporating his own electro/moombahton sounds. His remix is driven by a booming kick, and dirty dub synths, giving the track a whole new perspective.
Next up, is Steve Aoki’s take. Steve brings an energetic electro house vibe and certainly puts his own stamp on it. Steve brings the energy with a big, belting, Big Room kick, met with the original’s signature vocal chops. However, when these vocal chops are combined with Steve’s double-tracked, detuned and vocoded vocal chops, they sound almost out of key. While this is most definitely a creative decision, this observation may vary between listeners.
Next, is Henry Fong. Henry receives points for originality and creativity. His signature Reggae/Moombahton sound, combined with dirty electro synths, leaves listeners inundated with energy, despite the track being mid-tempo. Finally, is Cedric Gervais. Cedric significantly increases the tempo and brings plenty of energy with infectious, authentic tribal drums, but poses a similar issue to Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. However, the track is nonetheless captivating.
Listen to Alesso’s take on ‘Mi Gente’ below, and check out the others on Spotify.