Solberjum's Thinking About You

Apr 21, 2017
Solberjum's Thinking About You
Solberjum is another of the Art&Music Recording young guns to put out a huge remix – this time it’s one from Axwell /\ Ingrosso with his remix of “Thinking About You.” The track got premiered by Don Diablo on Hexagon Radio and has seen early DJ support from W&W, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and many more big name DJs. Enjoy our story with Solberjum about his remix, working in the Art&Music Studios, and what else he has in store for 2017.
What made you want to remix Axwell /\ Ingrosso's “Thinking About You”?
I remember when Dr. Shiver played me the song for the first time  I was working on some new tracks in Control Room B at the Art&Music Studios and Bruno (Dr. Shiver) called me to watch the music video of “Thinking About You.” And I was like, “Wow, sick topline, sick production, and very funny video,” but in my opinion it sounded a bit too pop to fit in a DJ set. So I thought it would be a great idea to make a house version.
How did you approach your “Thinking About You” remix? What elements of the original version did you want to preserve and what did you intend to change or add?
When you want to make a new version from a track made by monster producers like Axwell & Ingrosso, you have to be sure to make changes carefully, because in terms of melody they’re some of the best. To give the track a housey taste that I like, I changed the tone to +1 and changed the chord progression. That means that, in the end, I have only kept the vocal from the original version.

What was it like having your remix premiered by Don Diablo on Hexagon Radio and seeing it also rack up support from artists like W&W, DVLM, and R3hab?
To me, as a producer, it means a lot. It's like they gave my track a stamp of quality. You’re playlisted with big names, their radio shows are broadcasted worldwide, and it give me the opportunity to be heard by electronic listeners and DJs all around the world so it’s great exposure for an upcoming DJ/producer like me. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be a success, but it means, to me, that your music deserves to be listened to by the scene. And in my case it was even better because I had the chance to have a few of them mention my name and the remix during their mix. I’m very thankful for that. And let’s be honest, this has been possible because of the support of my record label Art&Music Recording.

How has your remix of “Thinking About You” been going down in your sets?
That is the strength of this remix  in a regular club people like listening to songs they know so if you can give them a fresh new version of their favorite songs they will bounce to it for sure. I call it my "secret weapon” because if your dancefloor starts to be a bit less explosive while you play less known tracks, you just need to drop this remix and the crowd will come back to dancing. In my eyes this remix is a must have for any DJ, especially for this summer.

Are there any upcoming productions or works in progress that you can tell us about?
Yes, with my Art&Music team we’ve been working hard to finalize as many tracks as we can, and three of them have been licensed to Sirup Music. The first one is called “Dirty Shot” – it’ll be released shortly, between the end of April and the beginning of May. This one sounds very different from what I used to produce and the sound design was hard to make. I really don’t know how to describe it, but you can have an early listen on the Dr. Shiver Miami 2017 compilation.

That track will be followed by two house tracks, one more bass house called “Right Back” and the other one more house friendly called “I Don’t.” I have also made a bass house collaboration track with rising DJ/producer from Brazil named Beowülf. This one should be out in May on a Brazilian label. I think that with those releases, people will see that I have a large panel of production skills, and I hope they will like it.

Any big plans this summer? Anything you’re particularly looking forward to?
I’m talking with different clubs and promoters to tour this summer. As you can imagine I love to be on stage, play my songs and see the crowd’s reaction. At the same time I have planned to stay one month in the Art&Music studio to develop more songs. I love working at the Art&Music Studios, or as I call it, “The Mothership.” To me it’s the best place to work and develop your sound. You have everything you need and even more. They provide me with everything I could want to bring my sound to the next level, from equipment, to advice,  to technicians, to musicians, etc. Everything that a producer may need is there. 
Solberjum's remix of Axwell /\ Ingrosso's track "Thinking About You" is available as a free download.
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