With its status as song-of-the-year getting surer by the day, more and more big names are lining up to get a slice of the Lean On pie. The latest dance favourites to remix Major Lazer’s big hit? That’d be Dillon Francis and Jauz, who delivered their take on the #1 song over the weekend. Hear the handiwork below.
Lean On is already the hot favourite to win this year’s triple j Hottest 100 – six months out from the annual poll going down – according to the bookies at Sportsbet. It took the #1 spot in inthemix’s round-up of the best tracks of the year so far, as well as claiming double platinum certification here in Australia. “In Australia, we have had a bunch of pop records that have gone platinum there before anywhere else in the world,” frontman Diplo told news.com.au in an interview published this weekend.
“We are not going out of our way to be pop, it’s just working there for us. Even my publisher looks at the Australian charts first now…it takes months for a song to reach the top 10 in the US; in Australia, it takes two weeks,” he said. In the same interview, Diplo revealed that Major Lazer will be headlining this year’s Stereosonic tour, which heads around the country from November.
The full Stereosonic line-up will be revealed this Wednesday, July 15. Head to the inthemix to see it first.