If you’re like me you have very strong memories of Tiesto’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” featuring Kay. The song originally came out back when I was at the peak of my EDM enjoyment (I say EDM to mean the more general genre of Big Room House and main stage dance music), often listening to it on my iPod and spinning it live at venues like Bill’s Bar in Boston. If you’re like me your tastes may have changed from those of three years ago when the original version of “Work Hard, Play Hard” came out (2011 for those who can’t do math). As readers of this blog know, my preferences have gravitated towards deeper and funkier sounds and that’s why Fratello‘s fresh take on “Work Hard, Play Hard” was a pleasant surprise to discover today (thanks to a SoundCloud repost by Victor Niglio). Fratello’s remix hinges on a bulbous, rubbery bass line with samples of Kay’s voice throughout, sometimes chopped up into small pieces. The break features the actual lyrics from Tiesto’s hit and overall I’m a fan of this rework.
For those who don’t know Fratello, like myself, they are New Jersey-based brothers Vincent and Dominic Cerrito who have made splashes in the Electro-House scene gaining support by artists like DVBBS, Rob Swire, Stafford Brothers, Mikkas, Juicy M, and more. Fratello’s track “SpringShot” hit #52 on the Beatport Top 100 which means they’re certainly poised for a fruitful career in the dance music world. Personally I’m more of a fan of this deeper House side of things, but Fratello certainly have my support. To grab the free download head over to their Facebook page and click like!