Jarryd James‘ break-out (and now, ARIA Award-winning) hit Do You Remember is easily going to be remembered as one of the biggest Australian songs of 2015. The track immediately shot James to fame, and he achieved massive widespread radio play, a sell-out tour despite having released only one track, a collab with Julia Stone, a stellar debut album and even more sell-out tours. year.
The track blends haunting electronica with soul-tinged pop pop. It shot James straight into the national spotlight, and we imagine it’s only a matter of time before the Brisbane-born artist becomes an international juggernaut. Earlier this month, UK producer Melé released a gorgeous remix of the ARIA-nominated track.
While the original song is as motivational as it is haunting, Melé brings some funk to the mix- funk you didn’t even realise was necessary. It retains the depth of the original, while reworking it into a dance track suitable for any local bar/club. It’s fun, to put it bluntly.
To see this pair partnered together is odd, in a way. Melé’s former remix credits include Disclosure, Wretch 32 and Gucci Mane. To see him remixing an alternative artist like Jarryd James is as surprising as it is delightful.
Have a listen to the track below:
James’ album, Thirty One was released to Australian audiences last September. You can purchase it here.
Jarryd James is also set to embark on a joint three-date tour with Meg Mac next week, with Kita Alexander on support. Details below: