Available on all your favorite streaming services and online music stores as of today: Remix The Remix – Diamond In The Night (feat. Bowman). The song is a deephouse remake of Felli – Diamond in the Night, which was released in 1983 on Disco Magic records. The song is considered a classic in the Italo Disco scene.
The story behind this song Originally, a new version of Diamond In The Night was recorded in 2018. Bowman is a U.S.-based singer who recorded new vocals in his studio. These were used on the 2018 version of the song. That version was included on UniGroove’s ADE sampler. Patrick von Hecke, at the time A&R manager at ZYX Music, was very enthusiastic about this sampler and wanted to sign four tracks of it right away. One of those four tracks was Diamond In The Night.
So negotiations began, but before an agreement could be reached, Patrick left the company for another job. Despite reaching out to his replacement, nobody from ZYX responded anymore and the track ended up on the shelf.
After hearing Regard – Ride it in 2019, producer Jonathan Joosten figured the mood of that track would fit the lyrics of Diamond In The Night very well. A new version was recorded, which is the version that came out today.
As there was no artistname assigned to this project, the name Remix The Remix was chosen, as that sort of saptures what happened with this song: The remix of the remix became the version that got released.
Available on all your favorite streaming services and online music stores as of today: The Happy Groover – Hummell Gets The Rockets (Theme of Expeditie Robinson). While the title may not ring a bell with many, the music certainly will. Hummell Gets The Rockets is composed by Hans Zimmer and is part of the original soundtrack for the movie The Rock. The song is also used in Expedition Robinson and similar Survivor-like TV series. The release of the new Happy Groover single coincides with the start of a new series of the Dutch Expeditie Robinson variant.
The new Happy Groover single starts off with an orchestral intro, building up to a heavy climax. When the beat drops, an energetic Trance arrangement has taken over. The Happy Groover – Hummell Gets The Rockets is available in a Radio Mix and an Original Mix.
Available on all your favorite streaming services and online music stores as of today: Tha Bomb – Dolce Vita. This is a bouncy EDM-style remake of Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita, which is probably the biggest Italo Disco hit record ever. The track is produced by Jonathan Joosten, who has been playing it in his DJ-sets for the past two years. Why the delay?
Joosten: “Originally, I recorded Dolce Vita in 2017. The night I produced this track was one where I really was ‘in the zone’ and everything just fell together perfectly. The bassline at the beginning of the song became the hook. Then there is this plinky melody, which seemed perfect to introduce in the break of the track and build it back up from there. I think it’s interesting I was able to build a complete track based on the first 20 seconds of the original.”
So why Dolce Vita? Joosten: “The night I produced Dolce Vita was the night before I was going to a party with some friends. Ryan Paris would be performing at that party and knowing that probably helped in producing it so quickly. It seemed like a fun idea to see how he would respond to a modern remake of his hit. I think I started working on the track around midnight and by 5:00 AM the track was finished.”
So how did Ryan Paris respond? Joosten: “He was easy to approach. When he heard my new version, his jaw dropped to the floor. He liked it a lot and instantly suggested that he should sing on it. In the end, let’s just say we couldn’t reach an agreement, but even without vocals, the track is very strong.”
Tha Bomb – Dolce Vita is available in two versions: a Radio Mix and an Original Mix.