Jack Ü and Justin Bieber inject new fire into their game changing collaboration “Where Are Ü Now” with the release of an official remix package featuring new spins by heavyweights Kaskade, Rustie, Marshmello, and a sublimely chill cover by Swedish trio Ember Island on what is now one of the biggest records of 2015.
The “Where Are U Now (with Justin Bieber) [Remixes] – EP” dropped on June 16, can be bought and heard on iTunes. It is also streaming at Jack Ü’s official YouTube channel, on SoundCloud and on Spotify.
An official lyric video also arrived yesterday ahead of the highly anticipated, art interactive music video.
Where are u now video is gonna be whoa
— PEACE IS THE MISSION (@diplo) June 12, 2015
— Dancing Astronaut (@dancingastro) June 8, 2015
“Where Are Ü Now” has been one of the most surprising and outstanding collaborations to emerge in a long time. The combination of a lightning rod pop superstar Justin Bieber and EDM titans Diplo and Skrillex has spawned multiple opinion pieces and a dizzying number of unofficial remixes.
Based on numerous reports in the dance and wider press, Jack Ü and Bieber’s juggernaut hit tapped into the culturally buoyant EDM genre and has significantly rejuvenated Bieber’s reputation, which had suffered over the past two years with legal woes and dramas.
And, so to the “Where Are U Now (with Justin Bieber) [Remixes] – EP.”
Kaskade kicks off the throwdown with a throbbing house cut that segues into a delicious syncopated strut at 2:40 minutes in, and will no doubt have clubgoers demanding rewinds.
Then to Rusties’ magical take. Sweet Rhodes keys float atop a synth bed with the Biebs’ falsetto on repeat at the start of his power mix, before a stomping drop that might as well be called “resistance is futile.”
The lesser known Marshmello offers what has been called his “deep fluffy hybrid melodic sexy trap house,” and will likely please some more than others.
Finally, Ember Island bring up the rear with an extremely pretty version that’s ready made for Sunday morning comedowns.
All in all, the EP is a deeply satisfying mix of interpretations, that gives Diplo, Skrillex, and Bieber’s original banger a run for its money, and will definitely boost radio plays as well as getting rinsed in clubs.
“Where Are Ü Now” is currently #9 on the U.S. iTunes chart, #16 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, sits at #4 on the UK’s Official Top 40 singles chart, and has reached No. 1 on the UK’s dance singles chart and No. 1 on UK iTunes.
The single is now certified platinum in Australia and Sweden, gold in Canada, Denmark, and New Zealand, and silver in the UK.
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