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Is club music allowed to be melancholy once in awhile? Absolutely, it even has to be. At least when the French alternative-pop-folk superstars Nili Hadida and Benjamin Cotto, alias Lilly Wood & The Prick, have their way. Their haunting melody “Prayer in C” was quickly snatched up by the DJ, producer and label owner Robin Schulz from Osnabruck, Germany, and sublimated into a shining dancefloor pearl!
At the beginning of this year the head of Lausbuben Records (“Rascal” Records) and star DJ Robin Schulz already entered the Top 40 of the German iTunes charts with his single “Sunset”. Last March he shoved none less than Pharrell Williams from the charts throne with his “Waves” remix for the Dutch rapper Mr. Probz and took a cosy position at Number One in the German singles, iTunes, airplay and dance hitparade charts. But this is not all because Robin Schulz is more than successful on an international level. The “Waves” remix stayed at #24 in the global iTunes Single Charts, at #21 in the global Spotify Charts and has held a Top 10 position in the Beatport Charts for more than three months. Following acclaimed live appearances in Germany, Holland, France and the UK, the Soundcloud-plays millionaire reached into his electronic bag of tricks and delivers a preview for the upcoming summer holidays with his deep house style remix of Lilly Wood & The Prick’s “Prayer in C”.
It’s a superstar collaboration: “Prayer in C” is the acoustic counterpart to an open air summer party night in the Provence: the scent of lavender in the air and an atmosphere somewhere between melancholy and euphoria. The track is driven by the absolutely captivating, goose-bump-inducing voice of Nili Hadidas, who with her sexy-smoky timbre, the haunting lyrics as well as Benjamin Cotto’s wistful acoustic guitar melody create the organic vibe. The Robin Schulz remix underlays the track with a tight straight-on beat that transforms the original folk-pop track into an energic. melody-house club hymn. And Schulz must know how to do it: nearly 113,000 Soundcloud followers, who clicked his tracks several million times altogether, can’t be wrong (for example, “Willst Du” has more than 1.2 million clicks or “Sunset” more than 820,000). And also his YouTube videos for his bootlegs with millions of clicks show that Robin Schulz knows how to seize the latest sound and serve it up to the masses in a sizzling new package. At the moment Robin Schulz is experiencing the hottest clubs in Europe on an extending tour. And the original creators of the track, the Paris duo Lilly Wood & The Prick don’t have to play themselves down as far as fame is concerned. At home in France, the duo advanced to genuine superstars following their double-platinum debut abum. At the beginning of the year, one album track, “Into Trouble” was used in a TV spot for the noble jewelry brand Cartier. Together with Robin Schulz they deliver the next club diamond with “Prayer in C (Robin Schulz Remix)”.
Director: Maxim Rosenbauer
DoP: Dimitri Hempel
Producer: Jana Ehrpunkt
Editor: Kolja Frase
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