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PREMIERE | EDX Remix of David Guetta's 'Don't Leave Me Alone' (feat. Anne-Marie)

The summer festivals may be over, but EDM is always on.

When 7 dropped last month, it immediately grabbed the top spot on the iTunes charts, reaffirming that when one thinks of today's top electronic artists, David Guetta is the first name that comes to mind. Featuring artists like Sia, Justin Beiber, Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj, and J. Balvin, songs off the massive double album have already garnered over one billion streams. Partly due to the album's immediate success, Spotify currently has Guetta listed as the 8th most streamed artist in the world.

Paying homage to Guetta's sound, Swiss DJ and Producer EDX has taken 'Don't Leave Me Alone (feat. Anne-Marie)', one of the most popular songs off of 7, and transformed it into an EDM club track. The 'Indian Summer' mix, as EDX calls it, is a party song in the truest sense, pulsing bass and pink-tinted synths included. Still, there's something hauntingly desperate about the words "don't you ever leave me", especially when paired with the thrum of a electric drums and the tin-whistle bang of high pass filters. The listener is left with a strange feeling, the idea that maybe she shouldn't be dancing, that maybe this is a sad song. Yet, the urge is unavoidable. She can't help but dance.

Don't Leave Me Alone (feat. Anne-Marie) - EDX's Indian Summer Remix

Don't Leave Me Alone (feat. Anne-Marie) - EDX's Indian Summer Remix

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Matt Clibanoff is a writer and editor based in New York City who covers music, politics, sports and pop culture. He currently serves as Lead Editor for Gramercy Media. His editorial work can be found in Inked Magazine, Pop Dust, The Liberty Project, and All Things Go. His fiction has been published in Forth Magazine. -- Find Matt at his website and on Twitter: @mattclibanoff


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | Swiss DJ EDX

His New Single "Sillage" is Due for Release September 7

We caught up with Swiss DJ EDX to discuss his new music, remixes, and more!


Your new single "Sillage" is due for release on Spinnin' Deep on September 7. Can you tell us about the record, how it came about and the inspiration behind it?

Yes, finally another single! I took it a little bit easy in the studio over the summer as I have been touring like crazy over the past few months, but I'm super happy with this latest release and how it's turned out. I wanted to produce a club track with a really summery atmosphere and create a single that connects all the party islands in Europe, from the Balearics, to Mykonos, and so on. I think I've managed to capture that really well. I first played "Sillage" as the final track of my Tomorrowland set back in July and I've been playing in my sets ever since. It's been getting amazing reactions in both the clubs and at festivals, and I've had some great feedback from my fans so I'm super excited about this release.

How would you say this single is different to others you've produced over the past year?

I wouldn't say it's massively different from the other club tracks I've put out over the past year or so ("Jaded," "Anthem," etc.) but what I would say is that it has been particularly well received by the Ibiza crowd. It really has a strong Balearic, tribal feel to it, which I think works particularly well on the island. It's a tune perfect for summer!

Where did your interest in music stem from?

I grew up going to Italy for at least a month every year for my holidays. Italy was always very advanced in its nightlife scene and music has always been an integral part of its youth culture. I think I started to be very interested and passionate about music when the movie Wild Style was released in the early '80s. It really helped to bring hip hop culture over to Europe and even though I was only 6 or 7 years old, it really sparked my passion for music. From there I really got into Italian house, Italo disco, acid house, and musical movements that were really connected to a culture. I loved the fact that electronic music was something a bit different and it's stuck with me ever since.

What do you love most about creating music?

I love being able to sit down and make whatever I want from scratch, depending on the vibe I'm feeling at the time. It's a really creative and personal process which gets me really excited. In addition to that, to have a fan base who always want to listen to your new productions and who will each have their own unique experiences and stories doing so is an amazing feeling. That's definitely one of the most exciting things about creating music.

What was your inspiration behind "Anthem" and your remix of Janelle Monae's "Make Me Feel?"

"Anthem." When I started producing "Anthem," Miami Music Week was just around the corner, and festival season was about to start. I really wanted to work on a fusion between an atmospheric festival sound and something a bit more sexy and housey. I built the whole song around a disco loop and I feel it really worked well. The feedback has been great and it's worked really well on different types and sizes of dance floors all over the world so I'm super happy with the result.

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