The team-up of Alesso and Katy Perry brought the world of pop and electronic dance music together and was a match made in heaven. With both its original release and subsequent VIP mix from Alesso, it seemed like all bases were covered when it came to the potential of this collab. In steps RICO, the American producer who felt the releases were missing something and he decided to give us his own take on the track, blowing our minds in the process.
Taking the single and turning it into a bass-infused future house weapon packed to the brim with infectious grooves, RICO gives this single a different feel and in turn, makes it the perfect track to start or end the party. The remix is built around the vocals from Katy Perry as RICO lets them do the talking for the breakdown. He expertly pairs those vocals with some subtle groovy tones. The remix kicks into the next gear as he builds towards the drop with tense risers and rattling drum samples. The drop comes and it does not disappoint as RICO then introduces an addictive and rhythmic hook with a low lying groovy bassline that backs it up perfectly. A tremendous remix, RICO makes sure you won’t forget his name with this one.
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RICO is no stranger to the electronic dance music scene. The American artist has surrounded himself with the best of the business, most notably becoming label manager and A&R for Tommie Sunshines‘s imprint Brooklyn Fire Records. On the production side of things, he has gained support from the likes of Hardwell, Tommie Sunshine, Henry Fong, and Wuki just to name a few. RICO enjoys remixing pop records, and totally transforming them, taking the listener to the main stage. With uplifting chord progressions, epic breakdowns, and hard-hitting melodic drops, RICO’s goal is to take the vocals from his biggest inspirations and make them bigger! R
RICO became familiar with the culture of the festival and party scene, realizing the importance of maintaining physical and mental health. As such, RICO and a CBD entrepreneur, as well as a long-time friend, created Heartbeat Lyfe (www.heartbeatlyfe.com), a provider of Hemp Extracts For The Festival Lifestyle. Selling Gummies, Brownies, Lotions, Smokeables, and more, Heartbeat Lyfe is made so ravers can Prepare, Enjoy, and Recover From The Festival Lifestyle. In addition to Hemp Products, RICO pushes the festival lifestyle with his weekly radio show – Heartbeat Lyfe Radio. RICO‘s love for the dance music scene and everything that surrounds it is just getting started, as he states “I just want music to be my life”.