Remix version of country
music's "Soundtrack to Summer 2013" now available on iTunes and other digital retail
Country music recording artist Sarah Darling has teamed up with DJ and Remix Producer, DJ DU to add an electronic dance flavor to her catchy, summertime single " Little Umbrellas," pegged the "Soundtrack to Summer 2013" by music industry execs. The hypnotic dance club version marks DJ DU's first commercial remix release and is NOW AVAILABLE nationwide on iTunes and other digital retail stores. Preview here.
On the new track, Darling kept her signature vocals true to the original, while DJ DU meshed electronica, pop and rock notes over an accelerated techno beat to create a remix version of "Little Umbrellas." The pair is confident the song will keep dance floors rockin' all summer long. "It is a summer anthem made for lovers of all types of music," DJ DU says. "Ladies will relate to it and there's no doubt guys can even use a 'little umbrella' in their drink every once in awhile."
The original "Little Umbrellas" is currently Top 20 and climbing on Sirius XM's "Highway Hot 30 Live" and earning increased mainstream country radio spins each week. Darling, who celebrated Top 35 Country Billboard sales success with former single " Home To Me" and appearances on CONAN, FOX & Friends, ABC's The Bachelor, HLN Morning Express and more, presented the idea for the remix to DJ DU after meeting him in a Nashville restaurant a few months back.
"Making a remix is something I've always wanted to do, so when I met DJ DU I knew he was the man for the job," Darling says. "He brought this song to life in another way and made it perfect to dance to. Can't wait for my fans to hear it!"
DJ DU made his national TV debut on the American Music Awards (FOX) where he mixed Kip Moore's "Something 'Bout A Truck," and "Beer Money," and since has been on the rise to music stardom. The first DJ signed to CAA, DJ DU spun a run of shows at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, secured a headlining spot at Nashville's GRAMMY Block Party and performed throughout the CMA Music Festival for thousands of country music fans. The former full-time DJ of a country/Top 40 dance club in Phoenix, Ariz. hopes the release of "Little Umbrellas" will spawn a positive reaction from music fans of all genres. "I hope everyone enjoys the remix as much as I enjoy Sarah's original," he says.
"I've always thought Sarah was an immense talent and it's an honor to not only work with her on this project but to have it be my first commercial remix release. No matter what happens in either of our careers from here, this one will always be special," DJ DU adds.
Darling and DJ DU will both make an appearance at this weekend's Country Thunder music festival in Twin Lakes, Wis., July 18-21, 2013.
Preview the track by clicking here.