Smokey Jones joined the Def Jam stable in June and wasted no time recording her gorgeous debut single. “Lightning” pegs the blond diva as a talent to watch with its towering chorus and impressive vocal. Sara Mancuso (her real name) has been compared to everyone from Janis Joplin to Amy Winehouse due to her soulful sound, so it’s surprising she’s being introduced to music lovers on a dance remix.
Thankfully, she’s in extremely good hands with Benny Benassi. The Italian DJ breaks the song down almost entirely and creates something exciting and new. Smokey sounds great and her versatility makes me even more excited to hear what she does next. Listen to the bone-rattling “Lightning” remix after jump.
Smokey’s “Lightning” video is expected to drop soon, so stay tuned for more about Def Jam’s exciting new star. Let us know what you think of the remix in the comments below.