In celebration of his new remix for Bruno Mars, David Guetta was live streaming from Ushaia in Ibiza during his set. He announced to the crowd that in addition to his recent collaboration with Justin Bieber, he had another secret that he was holding close… a record with Bruno Mars.
Though stylized as Bruno Mars vs David Guetta, the track is actually a remix of Mars’ “Versace on the Floor” from his critically acclaimed album 24K Magic.
Of his experience remixing Mars’ hit single, Guetta said, “I’m super proud that I had the opportunity to work with Bruno Mars on ‘Versace on the Floor.’ It is more than a remix; it is a collaboration and combination of different worlds together. My goal was to make it more dance and DJ friendly, but still respect the music that he came with, and keep the song and his voice in tact because it’s so beautiful. I hoped to create something that would not just be for one community, just like Bruno makes quality music that speaks to a wide audience. He’s really a next level musician and songwriter. I knew that already, but by working on his music I realized it even more so.”
With a rhythmic, riff-heavy bassline underpinning Mars’ soaring and seductive vocals, the track also features synthesized electronic breaks, creating an arrangement that seamlessly blends the musicianship of both artists.
The remix officially drops tonight – pre-order and pre-save it here.
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