Future Hit: OMI’s “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” Is A Summer Smash In Waiting
What is it with German DJs and their chart-conquering remixes of obscure tracks? Robin Schulz sparked the trend when gave Mr. Probz‘s “Waves” a makeover and then repeated the trick by revamping LILLYWOOD‘s “Prayer In C.” Following in his footsteps is countryman Felix Jaehn. He stumbled across OMI‘s “Cheerleader,” a catchy reggae-pop song first released in 2012, and he promptly turned it into European chart-topper.
What makes “Cheerleader” so irresistible? The sax. The once-maligned instrument — ask your parents who Kenny G is — staged an unlikely comeback in 2014 via the killer hook in Jason Derulo‘s “Talk Dirty.” Since then everyone from Ariana Grande to RedFoo has saxed up their music. It plays a major role in Felix’s remix — giving the song a lazy, summer vibe that works well with OMI’s vocal. The video is a trip (in a bad way) but you can watch it after the jump or just let let it play with your eyes closed.
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