Mangal Suvarnan, an Indian DJ, vocalist and acoustic music producer who grew up in Dubai, hit a career milestone last week when he got the nod from Rihanna and her label Wesbury Road Entertainment to officially work on the dance remix
to her song Consideration , from her 2016 album Anti .
The two officer DJs, PC Benjamin Simmons and PC Andy Parsons were then filmed on the decks, mixing a police siren into a dance remix
of Sound of Da Police along with other chart-toppers.
The dance remix
tracks are "We Are The Dinosaurs" (2:56), "Drive My Car" (3:09), "I Really Love To Dance" (3:06), "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)" (3:11), "Monster Boogie" (2:53), "Where is the Cake?
Paradise soared magnificently, topped by a pounding dance remix
at the end and enhanced by the glorious sunshine, even if it did lessen the effect of the flashing wristbands.
Soon after, he struck internet gold with the uber-mashup video "Pop Culture," a pan-sonic dance remix
of 40 years of popular music--from Coldplay to Daft Punk to the Who--which currently has logged over 29 million YouTube views.
An apt opening number was quickly followed by the song's double A-sided buddy You''ll Be Sorry, albeit with a new dance remix
In 1999, the dance remix
The Final Countdown 2000 was released.
So how does a popular dance remix
fare when held up to these standards?
And, as I remember, Atlantic 252 in the early '90s only seemed to have about five records which they played on an endless loop, one of which was a dance remix
of Suzanne Vega's song Tom's Diner.
There's even a Dance Remix
and it's available from iTunes, HMV and Amazon.
Ageing accordionist Tommy Banner, who hails from Scotland unlike his West Country band mates, even treated the ladies by taking his shirt off during a lively dance remix
of Combine Harvester (Brand New Key).
The dancers wowed the audience with their funky, almost robotic moves that went effortlessly with a hip-hop and dance remix
of rapper Nas's One Mic.