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ETX and Fresco Remix Akon’s ‘Smack That’: DJcity Exclusive


Fresco. (Source: Freso)

Texans unite as Dallas resident ETX and Austin’s Fresco join forces on this exclusive remix of Akon‘s 2006 single “Smack That.” To date, the hit song has sold 15 million-plus copies worldwide and reached #2 on America’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“ETX and I have been throwing ideas around for this remix for quite some time,” Fresco says. “The original song is a club classic, and we wanted to bring the energy much higher with a 4/4 beat while keeping some of the elements from the original. The result has a heavy tropical influence with a percussive drop that’s worked great on the dance floors.”

“’Smack That’ was a global success in its day,” ETX adds. “I felt it was time to give the track a fresh new sound. We wanted to raise the energy level with bigger drums which make it fit nicely in a club set.”

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Da Phonk & Rogerson Remix Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’: DJcity Exclusive

Dutch duo Da Phonk and Rogerson‘s latest remix is a low-end-heavy take on Lady Gaga‘s 2008 hit “Poker Face,” available exclusively on DJcity. Upping the ante on pace and power here, this features the original vocals, plus an extended breakdown after the chorus. This one is definitely aimed at getting peak hour club spins.

The duo offered their thoughts on the remix: “After our ‘Pon De Replay’ Remix went to #1 on the DJcity charts, we decided to team up again & this time we took a classic song by Lady Gaga and made it into a pumping 2020 version,” Da Phonk says. Rogerson continues, “We wanted to create another crazy build-up with the chorus and have a massive drop with the typical Lady Gaga synth, and gave the song even more energy with a groovy bassline.”

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Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Push It’ Remixed by Safety First!: DJcity Exclusive


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Veteran Manchester-based DJ/producer Safety First! has released a DJcity exclusive remix of Salt-N-Pepa‘s hip-hop classic “Push It.”

Originally released in 1987, “Push It” allowed Hot, Cool and Vicious – the female rap group’s debut album – to become the first platinum-selling rap album for female artists. In 2011, Rolling Stone listed the song as one of the 500 greatest of all time.

Thumping house vibes replace synth-heavy breaks in Safety First!’s remix. “I wanted to do a more contemporary version of this that felt good in a club but still used the full vocal without sounding cheesy,” the remixer says.

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Daddy Yankee’s ‘Gasolina’ Remixed by Stavros Martina and Kevin D: DJcity Exclusive

Dutch DJs/producers Stavros Martina and Kevin D have linked up on another DJcity exclusive remix. This time, they flipped Daddy Yankee‘s reggaeton heater “Gasolina.”

Originally released in 2004, “Gasolina” became the first reggaeton song to be nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

Stavros Martina and Kevin D recently hit the top of the DJcity Hot Box chart with their remix of Panjabi MC‘s “Mundian To Bach Ke.”

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Fresco Remixes Baby Bash and Frankie J’s ‘Suga Suga’: DJcity Exclusive


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Austin, Texas-based Fresco digs deep into the dembow and hyphy vibes to remix Baby Bash and Frankie J‘s 2003 hit “Suga Suga.” The pop tune gets some added low-end thump, transforming it into an early-to-peak hour groove.

“Suga Suga” was Baby Bash’s best-selling single, hitting the top ten in the US, Europe, and Asia. Its popularity extended over both 2003 and 2004, as it reached Billboard’s list of the hottest 100 songs for both years.

“The original is a great classic to end the night with,” Fresco says. “However, I wanted to find a way to give it more energy at a higher tempo without losing the vibe of the track. Remixing the track entirely instead of pitching up the BPM felt like the right way to go.”

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Da Phonk & Rogerson Remix Rihanna’s ‘Pon De Replay’: DJcity Exclusive


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Bassline-loving Dutch duo Da Phonk and Rogerson have joined forces to remix “Pon De Replay,” Rihanna’s debut single from 2005. The original’s sweetly skittering bottom end is replaced with a more substantial and faster percussive riddim. This remix adds a husky seduction to the song’s sexy dancehall vibes.

“Pon de Replay” was not just Rihanna’s debut single. It is the first of what are now 31 top-ten Billboard singles featuring the Barbados native. It also kicked off her mainstream career with a song that has sold five million-plus copies since its release.

“We wanted to give this Rihanna song a more powerful vibe,” Da Phonk says. “So we combined my pumping drums with the signature bassline of Rogerson, created some crazy build-ups on top, and now it’s more DJ/club-friendly.”

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