Due to restrictions placed at music venues worldwide because of COVID-19, many clubs have been forced to practice social distancing by transforming their dance floors into safe dining and lounge areas. DJs are now required to ditch their typical dance set in exchange for a more laid-back, mellow mix to encourage crowds to respect these guidelines. We talked to several DJcity representatives and friends from around the world to find out what are some of their favorite lounge-style tracks from the DJcity record pool.
Check out their selections for the month of December below.
DJ Cueball – Newcastle (England)
DJ Jax – Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Mista P – Bari (Italy)
1. D’Angelo – Brown Sugar – D’Maduro Remix
2. 2 Chainz ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil Duval – Can’t Go For That
3. Nines ft. Headie One & Odeal – Ringaling
4. Giggs ft. Jorja Smith – I’m Workin
5. Masego & Don Toliver – Mystery Lady
Related Post: DJcity Lounge Essentials: November 2020
Kevin D (left) and Stavros Martina (right). (Source: Kevin D and Stavros Martina)
Dutch DJ/production duo Stavros Martina and Kevin D have linked up for another DJcity exclusive remix. This time, The Champs’ 1958 classic “Tequila” — a top-20 hit that year that has remained popular ever since — gets an exciting moombahton refresh.
The original’s Latin jazz flavor is preserved, and the tempo is dropped into a groove that matches the cool vibe of the famous saxophone solo. The dembow riddim under the chopped, bright horns and the groove in the melody is the spotlight here.
Regarding the remix, Stavros Martina says “Kevin D and I were chilling in the home studio, and I saw a full bottle of tequila. I said to Kevin D, ‘TEQUILA!’ He said what!? So I repeated: ‘TEQUILA!’ Then I sang the song. He thought it was an awesome idea for a remix. One day later, the remix was finished. One week later, we still had the remix in our heads and kept playing it over and over!”
Preview Stavros Martina and Kevin D’s “Tequila” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
Drop Dealer. (Source: Facebook)
A standout collaboration from the Puerto Rican star’s new album El Último Tour Del Mundo.
Zedd & Griff – Inside Out – Dream Hackers Remix
A funky, complextro-reminiscent remix of Zedd & Griff’s recent collaborative dance track.
Juicy J ft. Lil Baby & 2 Chainz – SPEND IT
The Memphis rapper enlists Atlanta’s finest on this standout from The Hustle Continues.
Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love – Drop Dealer Remix
The Brazilian DJ/producer delivers a modern update of the 1981 funky new wave classic.
Featured on DJcity earlier this week:
– Scissors & Tall Boys ft. Cam – World Hold On Remix Pack
– Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake – Carry Out – Trayze & Lincoln Baio Remix
Related Post: New and Notable Tracks: Nov. 20
Trayze. (Source: Trayze)
As the third single released from Timbaland’s 2009 album Shock Value II, “Carry Out” helped the project reach the top 10 in both the United States and Europe. This version takes the original in a more soulful, lounge-ready direction.
“It’s been over 10 years since ‘Carry Out’ hit the clubs,” Trayze says. “[Lincoln and I] thought it was ready for a slow-bounce type of treatment.”
Preview the remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
Tony Toni Toné.
Check out this week’s edition of Beatsource’s TBT Hits list:
The Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By
An iconic ’90s record by the West Coast group that topped Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart.
Michael Moog – That Sound (Full Intention Club Mix)
The producer’s first dance record which consequently topped Billboard Dance charts.
X-ecutioners, Mr. Hahn, Mike Shinoda – It’s Goin’ Down
A rap-rock classic from 2001 full of distorted guitar, heavy-hitting drums, and slick verses.
Ivy Queen – La Vida Es Así (Bachata Version)
This bachata version of the popular single sets the mood to bring partygoers closer together.
DJcity‘s subscription service focuses on new music, especially exclusive remixes, bootlegs, and edits. Beatsource, however, offers millions of new and old tracks, as well as hundreds of playlists for DJs. To highlight its extensive catalog of classics, Beatsource launched the weekly series TBT Hits. The list is compiled by Beatsource curators DJ Drew, DJ Majestik, DJames, and DC.
Related Post: ‘TBT Hits’ Feat. Usher, Selena, and More
Sonny Fodera performing at the Opium Club in Toulouse, France. (Source: Facebook)
DJcity’s Spotify playlist update for the week of November 24:
Stream the entire playlist below or from within Spotify.
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