Chic – Le Freak (Oliver Heldens Remix)

On November 22, 2018 by ocedm

Oliver Heldens takes on Chic’s 1978 classic disco track “Le Freak” and gives it a 2018 bass laden house twist. Last month was the 40th anniversary of the song from the Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards led band, making it the perfect time for a funky and groovy remake. The iconic guitar melodies and vocals are still there, with the Dutch artist adding a bit of his HI-LO alias’ rumbling bass to the Big Beat Records/Spinnin’ Records release.

Heldens says that “I have always been a fan of disco music, and CHIC’s ‘Le Freak’ is one of my favourite disco songs. Growing up I heard it a lot because my parents loved CHIC. I really admire Nile Rodgers and he was always high on my list to work with, so it was a big honour that he asked me to remix ‘Le Freak’. I tried to keep it true to the original and had a lot of fun remixing it. I’m very happy with the result and super proud to release this remix.”

Chic frontman Rogers states “The core of my music has always been joy. Celebrating 40 years of ‘Le Freak’ and spreading joy through dance music is as strong and unifying as ever. Many of the world’s leaders have lost their minds but when we get on the dance floor we are all one and we have no differences. That’s what made ‘Le Freak’ so successful in the first place and Oliver has captured that spirit with this new remix. You will definitely want to move. I’m very proud that it’s the biggest selling song in the history of Atlantic Records but it means even more that it continues after 40 years to unite and bring happiness to so many people.”

Tiesto, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, Fedde Le Grand, Lucas & Steve, Mercer, Dannic, A-Trak, Afrojack, Gregor Salto, Firebeatz, Swanky Tunes, Jauz, R3hab, and Moguai have all played the song.

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