Individuals can’t cease speaking concerning the new Beyonce album Renaissance. Whether or not it’s for Queen Bee’s embrace of the home and disco aesthetics or the current edits to the album that sprung from preliminary controversy, the brand new album has a number of materials price speaking about and extra price dancing to. Simply earlier than the album dropped although, some could have missed or observed that the album’s massive single “Break My Soul” had a remix package deal. In it are 4 remixes. There are completely different takes supplied by will.i.am, Terry Hunter, and Nita Aviance. However the standout observe from this group comes from a collaborator and home legend Honey Dijon.
In the event you didn’t already know, Honey Dijon lent her manufacturing skills on two of Renaissance‘s opening tracks “COZY” and “ALIEN SUPERSTAR”. However whereas the album maintains a cool four-to-the-floor rhythm, this remix from Honey Dijon was crafted to cater to nightclubs in all places. It has these hypnotizing drums which can be boisterous as they’re groovy. It interpolates small parts from the track, whereas throwing them into Beyonce’s commanding vocals and the shuffle-inducing rhythm. It’s additionally an unimaginable flex for the Chicago native. Honey Dijon is a vibrant instance of how home music’s origin from the Windy Metropolis are extra related at this time than they ever have been. Right here’s what she stated on Instagram with reference to her current work on Renaissance and the expertise total:
“To share my Chicago home music roots and black queer and trans tradition with you and the world is profound and emotional. I’m honored, humbled, delirious with pleasure, and proud. Thanks to my boo @amakadsi for believing in me. Your love and help means the world to me. Thanks to my music accomplice @lukesolomon who’s my Bernie Taupin. I really like you and thanks for all the love and help since our early days of dancing collectively in loft events in Chicago. I couldn’t have accomplished it with out you. Thanks to my administration @samzholt @josh.d.mongan for all your exhausting work and dedication. I recognize you each a lot. Thanks @rickylawson_ @marielgomerez for all your exhausting work and bringing me into this wonderful undertaking. It’s been such a pleasure to work with you. A particular thanks to my crew @cpenmusic @davegilesii @cor.ece in your wonderful skills. I’m over the moon”
Make certain to take a look at Honey Dijon’s stellar remix of “BREAK MY SOUL” by Beyonce