Future Hit: OMI’s “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” Is A Summer Smash In Waiting

Mike Wass | January 15, 2015 3:56 pm
Robin Schulz's "Prayer In C" Video
Robin Schulz topped charts around the globe with "Prayer In C." It's now America's turn. Watch.

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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