Over the past few weeks we have previewed remixes of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” from the likes of R3hab, Paul Oakenfold, and Sultan + Ned Shepard. The chart-topper has officially been released in the form of its remix package, and while R3hab’s trap mix didn’t make the cut, versions from Oakenfold, Sultan and Ned, Cazzette, and The M Machine have hit Beatport today.
Taking the radio-dominating top 40 hit by storm, Oakenfold exchanges pop for acid house grit while Sultan and Ned supply the progression. Cazzette transforms “Locked Out Of Heaven” with their quirky electro “Answering Machine” edit and The M Machine throws dubstep in the mix to bring the package full circle. Courtesy of Atlantic Records, Bruno Mars’ monster now has dance remixes from every angle — check them out for yourself below the break.
Bruno Mars’s chart-topping “Locked Out Of Heaven” has recently gained attention away from the radio and into the nightclubs. R3hab last put a trap spin on the track while Paul Oakenfold has injected his own acid line, and next up on remix duties is Sultan and Ned Shepard. Sultan and Ned serve Bruno and his smash hit with a progressive mix, one that will fit well into bigger DJ sets. The Canadian duo’s remix of “Locked Out Of Heaven” is due to be released on January 21st, possibly packaged with its R3hab and Oakenfold renditions.
Last week Paul Oakenfold put an acid house line on Bruno Mars’ latest hit, and this week R3hab follows suit with a unique sound of his own. Claiming it as his ‘afterhour’ remix of “Locked Out Of Heaven,” Fadil’s latest remix goes without the heavy electro we’ve come to expect — and certainly without the chainsaw. With a maturing sound, as evident on “Skydrop,” R3hab makes an abrupt move to trap for an equally propelling effort. Without release information, we can assume R3hab’s take will be released with Oakenfold’s on January 15th.
With nearly three decades of production experience under his belt, Paul Oakenfold can be considered one of the most storied veterans of dance music. However, when Paul began his craft, he never would have imagined a remix as unlikely as his latest. Taking on Bruno Mars, Oakenfold makes the chart-topping “Locked Out Of Heaven” his own. Transforming the airwave-dominating song, he crosses pop with house, supplanting with a rapid-fire acid house line while keeping the commercial chorus in tact. Atlantic Records will release Paul Oakenfold’s remix of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” on January 15th.