Now this is truly iconic in every single way, with Ultra Naté dropping an incredible remix of “Free (Live Your Life)” by Herve Pagez who takes it to the electro-reggaeton dancefloors. We are more than ready for this track to get this unforgettable remix. The release of this remix acts as the follow-up to the 16-track remix collection of Ultra Naté’s collaboration with Amber and Jocelyn Enriquez, who were known as Stars on 54, titled “If You Could Read My Mind” which was released in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the original release, the track was, of course, a cover version of the Gordon Lighthouse track, she has since followed this remix single up with her latest collaboration with Les Bisous, titled “DANGEROUS (So Dare Me)”.
Ultra Naté, an illustrious American singer, songwriter, record producer, DJ, and promoter, has left an indelible mark on the realms of dance and pop music. With a career spanning over three decades, she stands as a beacon of creative innovation and artistic authenticity. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, she burst onto the scene in 1989 with the underground hit “It’s Over Now”, subsequently shaping the course of house music by penning revered tracks like “Deeper Love”, “Is It Love?” and “Rejoicing (I’ll Never Forget)”. Her resounding impact led her to a major label deal with Warner Bros. UK, a pioneering move at the time. Songs like “Twisted”, “Automatic”, and the iconic “Free” have solidified her as a dance music legend, and in 2016, Billboard recognized her as the 12th most successful dance artist of all time. Collaborations with artists spanning genres, from Lenny Kravitz to NERVO, underscore her remarkable versatility, while her recent ventures, including the Top 5 podcast “The History of the World Greatest Nightclubs”, reflect her ongoing influence and dynamism. As she continues to evolve and captivate audiences globally, Ultra Naté’s legacy as a genre-defying musical force remains unwavering.
As for Herve Pagez, he is a Paris-based EDM producer renowned for his high-energy, pop-infused tracks. With his signature blend of moombahton, trap, and baile funk, he’s amassed over 43.1 million Spotify streams for his chart hit “Spicy”, in collaboration with Diplo and Charli XCX. He has gone on to release massive tracks and remixes – which also have over a million streams each, while his collaboration with OG Eastbull, titled “Panamera”, has over 739k Spotify streams. His dynamic sound continues to captivate audiences worldwide, leaving a memorable mark on the electronic music scene.
Written by John Ciafone, Lem Springsteen, and Ultra Naté, with Danny Madden and John Carr going on to produce the track, the “Free (Live Your Life)” Herve Pagez remix adds reggaeton beats into the addicting mix of the original song. Still an iconic dance track to this day, the original “Free” is still making huge waves on the dance and festival circuit and will do for many decades to come. It has recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its release and in 2020, Ultra Naté released “Free (Live Your Life)” with remixes. This new remix keeps the stamp of the original whilst flowing in incredible punchy beats right up to the drop, where Herve Pagez explodes fully with his reggaeton flavour. Taking the melody and revitalising the whole thing, he impresses with funk guitar, dancehall drums, and a fierce horn section, wrapped around breakdown synths that really takes the track to the next level. As expected, Ultra Naté continues to stun us with her beautiful fired-up vocals, yet it is Herve Pagez that stands out with the flawless way he has remixed “Free (Live Your Life)” with his Latin-infused sound. This is a remix to remember, and one that deserves to be added to party playlists around the world.
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