Since ‘Mi Gente' was first released in late June of this year, the track has caught fire! Translating to English as, “My People”, the single has seriously held true to its name and resonated with practically anyone who encounters the incredibly catchy tune. For almost 4 months ‘Mi Gente' has been in heavy rotation on radio stations, and reached an unfathomable 1.1 Billion views on the YouTube music video. Now, the game just got kicked up another level. Yes, that's right. Remixes.
J Balvin and Willy William, the masterminds behind this track, highlighted some of those remixes and absolutely all of them are incredible in their own way. With the big names of Cedric Gervais, Henry Fong, Alesso, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano there's not much harm you can do. So, lets break these down and see whats in store.
Beginning with Alesso‘s remix, you can immediately hear that he wants to pump this track up. Alesso adds on a bit of tempo, and gives this track a club vibe that really brings it to life. By keeping most of the vocals, Alesso was able to keep the integrity of the original song which really works to his benefit. There's no doubt that this song could be thrown into anyone's club set and ignite the crowd.
Taking it down a notch, in a good way, is exactly why Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano did for their remix. The bass really kicks in this one and it works oh, so well. Although this song is kept at a pretty consistent level throughout, I can see this remix being chopped and an even heavier drop being added on.
Next, we go down the line to Steve Aoki. Through the first few songs of the playlist, Aoki's remix is really the first one to play with the original audio of ‘Mi Gente'. It may not seem like a huge factor, but that’s the kind of creativity that puts this track just a little bit above some others. Aoki's remix keeps the bass and tempo of the previous tracks, but also adds some classic Aoki sounds.
This next track is truly just fun to listen to. Dillon Francis gave remixing ‘Mi Gente' a shot and he definitely hit this one out of the park. Dillon's take on ‘Mi Gente' has a melodic and almost calming vibe. That is the track builds up to what I can only describe as a ‘wonky' drop. In recent months Dillon has released a couple other unique singles. This remix continues to show that he isn't really worried about genre.
The Cedric Gervais remix is probably the closest thing you could get to an anthem or this playlist. With a lot of snare and some hats, this track is fast and will definitely keep you moving. It may be a little basic as far as remixes go, but if this track doesn’t get your feet moving there might be something wrong with you.
Rounding out the 6 track playlist is Henry Fong. This remix brings in every moombah vibe available. Horns and percussion are in abundance, but it does take a deeper tone that sets in apart from other tracks.
All remixes can be found on YouTube and Spotify!