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News |  25 May 2019 12:00 |  By RnMTeam

Sander van Doorn remixes Syn Cole and Dakota's 'Lights Go Down'

MUMBAI: Dance music legend Sander van Doorn has applied the remix treatment to æLights Go DownÆ, the latest release from Estonian artist Syn Cole and London-based vocalist Dakota.

Out 24 May 2019, SanderÆs rework trades in the carefree vibe of the original - ramping up the progressive breakdown toning down the poppier elements and instilling DakotaÆs vocals with an extra degree of intensity.

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One of the biggest names in global dance music, Sander van Doorn emerged onto the scene in the mid-2000s, winning æBest Breakthrough DJÆ at the 2007 International Dance Music Awards and establishing himself as a permanent fixture on the DJ Mag Top 100. Some of his most notable remixes include Armin van Buuren's Control Freak, TiÙsto's Dance4Life, Yello's Oh Yeah, Sia's The Girl You Lost to Cocaine and Lady Gaga's Marry the Night.

Real name RenÚ Pais, Syn Cole first shot to fame after being discovered by Ash Pournouri, then-manager of late Swedish superstar Avicii, in 2012. Releasing his first track (a Creamfields remix of AviciiÆs Silhouettes) on Avicii's LE7ELS label, Syn continued to work with the æWake Me UpÆproducer, with his track Miami 82 later receiving an Avicii edit in 2013.

Fast forward to the present day, and Syn has carved a reputation as one of dance musicÆs most exciting electro house producers, with hit track, ItÆs You surging past the 30 million streams mark on Spotify.

Having grown up in Spain but now based in south London, Dakota was first spotted by Grammy-winning writer/producer Fraser T. Smith (the man who produced StormzyÆs Gang Signs and Prayer album), who signed her to his 70Hz label in 2015.

Dakota has been in close collaboration with Fraser ever since, and spent 2017 working with songwriters such as Jamie Scott (One Direction, RagÆNÆBone Man) and Eg White (Adele, Florence and The Machine), honing her distinct vocal style and drawing on her diverse influences.

The Sander van Doorn remix of Lights Go Down sees two electro house artists from different generations come together to devastating effect.