Utrecht-based DJ Joe Nathan is about to release a new single called “Dolce vita” by the end of May. The track is a modern interpretation of Ryan Paris’ megahit from 1983. For his remake Joe Nathan focused on the musical key elements of the song, such as the catchy bassline and the plucky synth sounds. All the elements used appear in the first 30 seconds of the original and Joe Nathan rearranged these into a sunny hands-in-the-air EDM banger, perfect for the upcoming summer.
When asked ‘Why a remake of Docle vita?’ Joe Nathan responded, “That’s actually a funny story. I was inspired by another track that gave me the idea to do ‘Dolce vita’ in a similar style. I let the idea rest for a while and then a friend suggested to visit a classics party where Ryan Paris, the original singer of the song, would perform. I figured it would be nice to have him listen to this new version, especially since I knew that it would be so different from the original. So I started working on it and the next morning the track was done. That same evening I let Ryan Paris listen to it and it blew his mind. He was very enthusiastic about it. So it sort of started out as a joke, but often the best things do.”
The track will initially be available in two versions: a radio mix and an extended mix for DJs.