Cimo Fränkel is on the rise again, this time with a sterling remix package of ‘Never Give Up’, featuring remixers filous, Chevrae, and ChildsPlay x Noise Cartel.
Fränkel has gained traction through his collaboration with Armin van Buuren supporting him at multiple sold-out arena shows, including the LA Forum and Amsterdam Arena on his 2016 ‘Armin Only’ Tour. However, in his own right he is famed for co-writing the multi-Platinum track ‘Sex’, performed by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam which has almost 450 million Spotify plays to date, going gold in the USA, double platinum in the UK, quadruple platinum in the Netherlands, and gathering 7 more platinum awards in other countries. His recent hit ‘Never Give Up’ was premiered by Clash Magazine, and received support from a host of tastemaker publications including Paste Magazine and Dancing Astronaut.
Filous explains his process when remixing CimoFränkel, “The most exciting but at the same time, hard part about making this remix for Cimo was his incredible voice. Everything you do as a producer instantly sounds a million times better when his vocals are on it, so it’s easy to feel comfortable really quick – but I tried to give my best nonetheless and had a lot of fun trying to challenge myself to make something that can live up to his insane vocal level!” The multitalented instrumentalist and producer has remixed tracks by RAC, Jose Gonzalez, and Selena Gomez and has racked up a combined count of 100 million plays via Youtube. filous animates the earnest atmosphere of ‘Never Give Up’ through sweeps and swells, opening with sincere, heartfelt guitar melodies, before Cimo’s crisp, signature vocals kick in, leading clicked percussion and a steady beat. His rework of the track leaves an already vibrant piece of work brimming with even more life.
ChildsPlay x Noise Cartel have steered ‘Never Give Up’ towards the dancefloor with their tropical take on the track, bringing forth visual imagery of long summer days to thaw the winter away. Resting atop these funky beats is Fränkel’s refreshing vocal work, laden with irresistible momentum throughout.
Dutch producer Chevrae has a host collaborations under his belt including ‘Dreamreacher’ on which he collaborated with Bakermat and Dumang, racking up 10 million plays on Spotify and receiving support from Magnetic Mag and Sony/ATV. He has produced favourable remixes of tracks by Chris Brown, Tyga and Ayden, and the first two tracks of his EP Temporary Love were released late 2017. Echo-drenched vocals buried deep in reverberating layers of percussion, Chevrae wisely experiments with a wider variety of moods and melodies on his reworking of the track. “A lovely crazy vibe, that’s what makes this song one of my favorites!” says Chevrae of the track.
Never Give Up Official Remixes Tracklist:
1. Never Give Up (filous Remix)
2. Never Give Up (Chevrae Remix)
3. Never Give Up (ChildsPlay x Noise Cartel Remix)