“Oh, I think that I found myself a cheerleader.”
Right there. We don't have to say anything else. You're already singing the rest of that song on your own, aren't you? How could you not? Reggae artist Omi's “Cheerleader” was one of the most ubiquitous songs of 2015. It reached number one in 20 countries, including the United States and Germany.
That song was everywhere, and yet, most people have no idea it's a remix from young German producer Felix Jaehn. That's right. It's OK to admit you had no idea.
“Sometimes it would be great to get more credit,”
Even in that statement,
The success of each is due to
“I think about all the positive things in
It's pop-ready and calming,
“Two or three years ago, I'd have been watching the Ultra Music Festival live stream while studying music and producing in my bedroom,” he says. “Being at that exact same stage and meeting all those people — it was really cool.”
One of those people was Steve Aoki, a giant in the game of music and beyond with whom the 21-year-old just released a collaboration featuring vocals from pop star Adam Lambert.
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“It's really cool, and it is indeed the next step,” he says. “It's also going to affect my set in a way, which tracks I'm going to choose to
He's determined to test out some of the new sounds and textures he's been playing with while putting together his debut album, which is still a work in progress, but coming soon he promises. He'll no doubt drop his Aoki collaboration and “Ain't Nobody,” and the crowd will go nuts, and when he drops “Cheerleader,” it might catch some people by surprise, but as his star keeps rising, it won't for long.