Aug 03, 2014
PREMIERE: DJ Dan – Make Ya Freak (Jamie K Remix) [InStereo]
DJ Dan - Make Ya Freak (Jamie K Remix) [InStereo]

Jamie K (pictured) was commissioned by house veteran DJ Dan to whip up a remix of his groovy tech house tune Make Ya Freak, and LessThan3 has the exclusive premiere.

The mere mention of tech house is enough to make some (we’ll call them “less open-minded”) dance music fans turn up their noses, but DJ Dan has been crafting the funkiest of tracks at the crossroads of house and techno for the better part of two decades now–which is to say, dude knows what he’s doing. Jamie K knows full well that this is Dan’s house, so his is a light touch-up of Make Ya Freak, imbuing the track with new melodic ideas via a massive, club-friendly bassline that adds pathos to the original mix’s relentless vocal samples. Jamie also tosses in a devastatingly effective ’80s electro break (think Planet Rock) as a crucial reminder that one need not be from the old school to bring that sort of flavor to the dancefloor.

Jamie K’s Make Ya Freak remix is out Aug. 4 via Dan’s own InStereo Recordings. The original track comes from Dan’s full-length Nothing But A Party.

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