Freejak Remixes Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl (In The World)’: DJcity Premiere

UK-based DJ and producer Freejak returns with a smooth house remix of Rihanna‘s 2010 hit, “Only Girl (In The World).” The original track, which was released on the Barbadian singer’s fifth album, Loud, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Regarding the remix, Freejak says, “I have had the honor of flipping many legendary vocalists in my time as a producer, and who wouldn’t want to work with Rihanna’s vocals? With the lion’s share of the work done from her performance I only had to try to find a compatible and comfortable backing. With a huge rave music resurgences here in the UK I wanted to reach for something of that nature and some big rave stabs just seemed to do the trick.”

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Richastic Remixes Rihanna’s ‘What’s My Name’ Featuring Drake: DJcity Exclusive

German DJ/producer Richastic is back with another remix exclusively for DJcity. This time, Rihanna‘s 2010 hit “What’s My Name,” featuring Drake receives a booming moombahton refresh.

Richastic notes, “While looking for remix ideas, I noticed how much Rihanna had dominated the music industry for the past decade. I think I’ll be remixing more of her songs in the future.”

Preview Richastic’s “What’s My Name” remix below and download it exclusively on DJcity.


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‘R.O.A.D. Podcast’: SpydaT.E.K on the Story of Fat Joe and Amorphous‘ Viral Hit, ‘Sunshine’

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On this week’s episode of the R.O.A.D. Podcast, the crew and guest co-host SpydaT.E.K discussed how Amorphous‘ viral mashup of Rihanna‘s “Kiss It Better” and Luther Vandross‘ “Never Too Much” got picked up by Fat Joe for his latest single, “Sunshine (The Light).”

Spyda also explained why he chose to focus on production instead of streaming during the pandemic.

Watch an excerpt above and the full episode here.

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Rihanna’s ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ Remixed by Spryte: DJcity Exclusive

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Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Spryte‘s latest exclusive for DJcity is a remix of Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Don’t Stop The Music.” In his remix, the number one global dance single receives a pounding, deep house interpretation.

“For this track, I was messing around with soft synth guitars,” Spryte recalls. “After about a half-hour of playing different melodies on my Ableton Push, I stumbled across the main melody line I use throughout the track. I don’t usually do this, but on this track, I was inspired to work on the beat before I chose a vocal. There were a couple of different options on the table, but I ended up placing Rihanna’s ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ over the track.”

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Richastic Remixes Rihanna’s ‘Birthday Cake’ ft. Chris Brown: DJcity Exclusive

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German DJ/producer Richastic has flipped Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s heavy-hitting 2011 track “Birthday Cake” into a booming, moombahton-style heater. The remix is available exclusively on DJcity.

Richastic’s house-oriented production flair is showcased here. The track’s trademark zipping synths are chopped to create stuttering energy that, when paired with Rihanna’s vocal, creates a pop-dembow combo that feels ready for peak-hour play.

Richastic shared his inspiration for the remix via email: “I had the idea to do a remix of “Birthday Cake” in June when it was my birthday and there was no cake. 🙁

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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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