I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: DJ Mike D is awesome. Out of my extensive music listening career, I have to say he is one of the only people who can take great songs and make them better. For instance, he just put out this remix of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” a great song originally, but the remix has a great beat and pop to it.
This remix presents a drum beat and an organ that the original lacks, and fills out the song nicely. The thing about the original is that it’s meant, obviously, to be a slow, passion ballad. However, I think DJ Mike D captures the same effect but in a more upbeat way, and in someway the song feels happier. Again, the original song is beautiful, but DJ Mike D’s remix takes listeners on a different spin of Sheeran’s adventure.
Here’s the original version:
Since my last post about this hit maker, I got a shoutout from the one and only DJ Mike D via Twitter:
@phillipjspencer hey Phillip, someone happened to send me a link, I appreciate the write up.
— Captain Jack Sparrow (@djmiked) January 18, 2015
Naturally, I tweeted back to him to thank him and suggest he remake Vance Joy’s song “Riptide,” to which he said he would “take a listen.” So, if you hear a DJ Mike D Remix of “Riptide,” you’re welcome.
I kind of want to challenge DJ Mike D to remake “Sledgehammer” by Fifth Harmony because I think that song’s production is pretty tight. But I thought that about other songs, and then he remade them and blew my mind. Here’s a list of other songs that I think he should consider working with (I’m writing this as though he’s going to read it…hey, it happened once, could happen again):
- “Sledgehammer” – Fifth Harmony
- “Riptide” – Vance Joy
- “Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood
- “Girls Chase Boys” – Ingrid Michaelson
- “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
If you want to check out more of DJ Mike D’s magic, visit his sound cloud page here.