Mark Loren is a successful DJ/songwriter from Italy with songwriting credits for high profile artists like Corona. He has also gained experience producing tracks with the official remixers of major artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas and Bob Sinclar.
You may have heard his version of the classic track “Sugar” by Robin Schulz. It’s not a typical remix, nor is it a mash-up. Instead, it’s a new concept: the META-REMIX.
A few months ago when Mark was playing at a big event, he wanted to play “Sugar”. He had just bought the complete remix-pack but lacked the time to listen to each remix before the gig. After quickly browsing through the material, he couldn’t pick a favorite, so therefore he decided to play them all.
Mark Loren: “I loaded all of the remixes on the 4 decks of my controller and started playing with parts of the original song. It was a lot of fun and it worked out really well. People went crazy and then it all started!”
The Meta-Remix was born.
“I then defined the meta-remix as a composition or mix created by mixing 2 or more remixes of a song, possibly combined with the original version of the song. The prefix “meta” means that you create the remix of the remix with a distinctive new identity… “The idea for this term came from my studies at the University of Bologna. At that time, I used to study semiotics. A friend of mine and I used to talk for hours about it. He was the assistant of Umberto Eco, a famous semiologist who wrote the best seller/movie “The Name of the Rose.”
“In fact, in semiotics studies, the term “meta” is used to explain codes of communication. I thought it was perfect to explain the difference between a mash up, a remix and my DJing technique. To further explain, I wrote a so-called ‘Manifesto of the Meta-Remix,’ a declaration text similar to what Futurists did in the early twentieth century, such as the Italian artist Marinetti. Even if in the past we can find similar mixing approaches, the manifesto explains why this is a brand new mixing philosophy, celebrating the creativity of the DJ as an artist.”
The meta-remix only has artistic and promotional value and doesn’t claim copyright. However, it does have the ability to extend the life of releases. For example, Mark’s meta-remix of Sugar has gained a lot of popularity worldwide, including praise from Select Radio (UK), Radio Darmstadt (Germany),Beatsmedia (UK) and Jason Lin of Billboard (USA) who felt it was the best mix of the song.
As a DJ, Mark recently played numerous gigs in Ibiza, one of his favorite places to spin and the heart of dance music in Europe.
Mark Loren: “Ibiza was awesome! The vibe you have there is unique. All the club goers are very selective. When it comes to my sets, I play a lot of house and deep house with slight influences of tech house. My sets showcase a lot of energy and I love to play with vocals. Perfect for the island.”
As mentioned, Mark has gained a lot of experience working with other DJs and producers for mainstream artists.
Mark Loren: “I love pop music because I think it has a deep impact on people and can give a lot of energy. So, producing music with a mainstream appeal is fun for me. It generates very good feelings and I love to play with vocals and melodies. Right now I’m working on a new track featuring a great American rapper. Check it out on my social media.”
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Adam Davenport Evolves His Sound: “What’s The Matter With You” Is A Real House Banger
Adam Davenport‘s new track “What’s The Matter With You” popped up on streaming services last week. Extraordinarily, Don Diablo, Tchami, Steff da Campo + other big names in the industry are supporting this Future House banger. I believe it has partly been successful because of the lively beats that will get people up and dance. On this occasion, the New York City-based talent takes a housey direction and evolves with a different sound which contrasts with his previous EDM productions.
If truth be told, I can’t get off my mind those bass drops, Samba-like rhythm, and vocal chops. In no time, its carnivalesque essence creates a fun atmosphere at anyplace and anytime. That’s the reason why “What’s The Matter With You” has charted top ten with the largest DJ record pool this week. Isn’t that awesome? Yes, it is! 😉
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Stream In Full Kid Loose’s New Mixtape On Ghetto House Radio 📻
The well-known Californian DJ Kid Loose shares a new mixtape on Ghetto House Radio. Believe it or not, he makes his debut on the Top 100 House Music Mix Charts via Mixupload, achieving a high position at number 34. Moreover, this amazing podcast keeps listeners engaged mainly with commercial housey remixes and bootlegs. The track selection has great importance because he includes alternative versions of vocal hits. That said, it’s almost impossible not to like the way he mixes these bass-heavy, uptempo beats. I can easily foresee the masses bobbing their heads, you can tell by just streaming this audio in full below.
1 – All of Me – John Legend ( Samuele Sartini, Jonk & Spook Bootleg)
2 – Another – Tim Baresko & Clyde P (Mercer Extended Remix)
3 – Grapevine – Tiesto (Vidojean x Oliver Loenn Tech Boot)
4 – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart – Miley Cyrus (Zach Ruby Remix)
5 – Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO (Birds Remix)
6 – My Kinda Man – Paul Morrell Feat. Anaya Day (Haipa Remix)
7 – Macaco Mata El Toro – Nicola Fasano, Dual Beat (Club Mix)
8 – Just Release Me – Me & My Toothbrush (Original Club Mix)
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Get Moving With This Funky Groove From Jerry Aura & Sylvain Luka
French DJs Jerry Aura & Sylvain Luka have a new jam that will make you move no matter what. One might realize pretty quickly that the funky groove of “Better Than That” is designed to blow your mind. Not to mention, the piano-driven beat works so well together with jazzy horns, plus, the soulful vocals from J Fitz bring to mind retro music. Last year, Jerry hit the Top 100 of the iTunes Pop Charts with a remix for Single Spark, entitled “Time”. Soon, the artist will release a remix pack for “Better Than That”, with varied styles. Hopefully, he will be able to repeat the same success with the upcoming release. Meanwhile, discover the original version below.
Quickfire Interview With: Jerry Aura
2 – You got involved in the music realm because…
It’s my passion for years, I wanted to do my job.
3 – Your sound is…
Funky / Groovy.
4 – Your biggest inspiration is…
5 – Fans should listen to your new single “Better Than That” because…
It’s a very catchy sound for the summer that’s coming. ☺
“Better Than That” represents very well my music style and the influences that will be in my next music.
7 –Your most memorable career moment so far has been…
When I mixed at “La Chunga” in Cannes, it was amazing.
8 – Your dream is…
To be able to play my music all over the world.
9 – Your next release is called…
“Come Over Baby”.
10 – Your all-time favourite track is…
David Guetta – Memories.
12 – If you weren’t a DJ and Producer you’d probably be…
A Journalist in music or label manager.
13 – You’ll only stop making music if…
I can’t answer that question, I hope it will never happen. ^^☺
14 – In a few years, you want to be…
A Dj – Producer appreciated for his music, it’s essential.
15 – What are you doing for the rest of the day?
I’m going to the conservatory of music, I take piano lessons.
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Chicago Duo AYOO Deliver A Unique Remix Of Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
Let’s start the week off with this remix by AYOO delivered in a unique fashion. On this occasion, the Chicago-based duo, James and Eric put their signature Bass House style on Lauryn Hill‘s “Doo Wop”. This is a classic hit from the late 90s that will bring back good memories of your childhood. Lauryn is considered one of the best female rappers in America. In this context, these creative Producers try to preserve her original rapid-fire flow, taking us on a nostalgic trip. Furthermore. they inject some breakbeat-like drops as extra elements. What’s more, it’s also loaded with electrified beats for today’s generation. In conclusion, you can explore influences from the past and present. Enjoy this new AYOO remix!
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Exclusive Stream: Wawa & DJ Gleb’s ‘Secret Land’ 2k19 EP
In 1988, sensational European singer, Sandra topped the charts with “Secret Land”, which is an adaptation of Hubert Kemmler-produced song “Trenchcoat Man”. Surprisingly, after 22 years, Wawa & DJ Gleb remixed this classic hit, but what really made it even more authentic, was the addition of Sharon May Linn vocals. Time passed, and these guys returned with a 2k19 EP, featuring housey remixes from Heart Saver, DJ Vartan & Techcrasher. Of course, they turned it into a modern club heater offering up a proper rendition of the highest quality. Perhaps, most importantly, fans of the original will love this package as the intensely emotional delivery of the lyrics remains the same. Give yourself a treat and stream in full below.
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