Getting to work with the legendary producer Benny Benassi is quite the honor. Today, that honor was bestowed to Los Angeles-based pop singer/songwriter Patrick Martin on the official remix for his track "Stranger Nights." Benassi gave the track a deep house rework, making this single dance floor ready right in time for the long holiday weekend.
The track opens with Martin's emotional vocals as the steady beat comes in. The beauty of this track is in the balance between sad lyrics with an uplifting production. Benassi kept to that format but added in a nice top hat and echoing chorus line. This is one of those tracks you can dance and belt all your emotions out to.
Benny was a producer that really got me into electronic music at a young age, so it was a real ‘pinch myself’ moment when I heard he wanted to do an official remix of “Stranger Nights.” On top of that he made a deep house remix which is easily my favorite genre of electronic music, so I’m just happy as a clam. Put on your dancin’ shoes, people!
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It looks as if Martin may get another chance to work with his electronic music idol. When asked about the song, Benassi explained:
"I love the way Patrick sings. It’s really emotional so I immediately knew I wanted to remix this. I hope to work together with him soon... maybe even on an original track from us both."
Martin comes to us from Wisconsin where he drew inspiration from artists such as The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. He's supported acts such as Martin Garrix and Dillion Francis. His single "Cinema Love" received the 'Instant Classic' award at the AMV Fest. You should expect to see him with a lot more electronic acts moving forward after the success that is sure to follow the "Stranger Nights" remix.