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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Electro Wow Guest Mix: Damian Force
Damian Force has had quite a career with his music released on some of the electronic industry’s most prolific labels such as Universal, BMG, Pacha, Loaded Recorded, and Prison Entertainment. Several of his releases such as ‘Where Is Your Love’, ‘Chap! Chap!’ and ‘Funky Face’ have all seen top charting positions on platforms such as Billboard, Beatport, and iTunes.
With a standout discography, Damian has also made a name for himself for his DJ skills after getting behind the decks at just 12 years old. Since then, he has honed his craft and delivers signature sets every time. Damian’s exclusive Electro Wow guest mix has music from the likes of Matt Sassari, EDX, and Mark Fiorre so this is definitely worth a listen!
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2. Chris Hartwig & Tobi Kramer – Heard It (original mix)
3. Mark Fiorre – All The Way Down (original mix)
4. LEFTI & N2N – Juice (extended mix)
5. Damian Force & Chris Willis – Where Is Your Love (DIOLA House Remix)
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8. Maurizio Basilotta, Rio Dela Duna Vamos – Preacher (Original Mix)
9. Dilby, Rion S – We Can Change (Extended Mix)
10. DIOLA – Pumped Up (Original Mix)
11. Boys Noize- Mvinline (Extended Mix)
12. Milk & Sugar, Eddie Amador, CASSIMM – Holding On (CASSIMM Extended Remix)
13. DJ Wady, Rio Dela Duna Vamos – Bring The Funk (Original Mix)
14. Rob Cappadonna – Say Yeah (Extended Mix)
15 . EDX – The Time Is Now (Club Mix)
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In 2018 DJ and producer R3HAB founded his label CYB3RPVNK, a place that embraces the alternative, pushes artistic boundaries and serves as a platform to build up new artists. The imprint is currently home to R3HAB himself and a strong roster of artists, including Skytech, Tommy Jayden, Dropgun, Cityzen, and more. The newest among them is Polish up-and-comer Fafaq, who first erupted onto the scene in 2015-2016 with a series of popular releases on Spinnin’ Records, including “Tiger” with R3HAB, “Fever” and “Indigo” with Yves V, and “Pillowfight” with Bassjackers. His singles “Stay” and “Teenage Crime” were featured as the main theme of Tomorrowland Unite 2017 and Tomorrowland Winter 2019 after-movie. Now that Fafaq has joined R3HAB’s family, we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!
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DJ D.Wills Delivers Latin House Party Music, “Noches De Selva”
If you were looking for Latin House party music then you’re in the right blog! This hot EP by DJ D.Wills is called ‘Noches De Selva’ (Spanish translation for ‘Jungle Nights’), and it can lift any listener sky high. The female DJ/producer, Di’Nia Campbell based in Atlanta launches her first release via Diac Immortal Records in collaboration with Ben Rebel. Several radio stations across the world have witnessed her great talent since 2018.
Clearly, with this energetic material she brings a cutting-edge production, boasting addictive tribal drums, even more with the Paradise and Jungle Deep mixed versions. Despite the quarantine, these tracks will help you recall some happy memories of the last time you were dancing at the club. As the beat surrounds you, the adrenaline rush is indescribable. Trust me, you don’t need to get high, just press play below.GRAB YOUR COPY
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After a mysterious hiatus, Cityzen returns to CYB3RPVNK with “Watch Me”, his party-ready first single of 2020. The underground House track delivers deep, driving and bouncy basslines with plenty of percussive melodies and a catchy vocal riff; Cityzen began developing this sound last fall with tracks like the funky house anthem “Crunk” and “Unicorns on a Rocket Launcher.” His career may have only started last year with his debut on R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK, but he’s already distinguished himself as one of the scene’s most promising up and comers. Let’s hope this is the first of more new releases from our favorite red glasses-wearing artist!
Although not much is known about Cityzen yet, we can be extremely positive about three noticeable attributes: his affinity for the color red, unique glasses, and his desire to give people the intense beats that one would imagine hearing on the metallic streets of a futuristic metropolitan. Perhaps Cityzen can live in the past and the future at the same time, giving him the ability to merge vintage hardware like Moog synthesizers with futuristic house rhythms of the modern age. His sound continues to evolve with every newly released track, from his debut single “Sirius” to previous “Planet Rock” and now “Misomaniac.” Cityzen is on the verge of something huge and previously unimagined – and all the world can do is wait. Armed with his sparkling glasses and affinity for the color red, Cityzen brings to life a crossover of old and new that will become the unique sound of the next generation.
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Is This The Best Summer Anthem Of 2020? Listen To Colt The House DJ
Despite the global pandemic craziness, you can still enjoy the best summer anthem of 2020 from the comfort of your own home. The mastermind behind this danceable tune is Colt The House DJ. The multi-talented 25-year-old artist showcases he’s very experienced when it comes to recording, mixing, and mastering music. Definitely, “Summer” becomes the official soundtrack of the sunny season because it’s upbeat and catchy. Not to mention, those female vocals are suitable for this kind of high-energy song. Creatively, the intro features a chorus of seagulls and the sound of crashing waves. I believe you will hear it at every club you walk into if entertainment venues restrictions were lifted. Anyhow, if you’re yearning for the beach, hit play below and transport yourself immediately to a true paradise. Just let your imagination run wild!
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