Earlier this summer, tremendous overseas dance music production act 7th Heaven took on two bangers from disco-legend Giorgio Moroder‘s new set, Deja Vu–the Sia-owned title track, as well as “Right Here, Right Now,” with Ms. Kylie–and turned them into even more delightful strobe-lit music treats. If that wasn’t enough heat, they recently also took Kelly Clarkson‘s Sia-penned anthem, “Invincible,” and reshaped it into a true slice of disco heaven;leaving Philly Mixtape wondering why this talented music act hasn’t been featured before. So, today 7th Heaven will be getting their music freak on in the Rewerk Wednesday spot while serving up a groove catalog that that will take all of us to new levels of music ecstasy.
7th Heaven was created in 2006 by Jon Dixon and Andy Wetson, two members of the team of people who worked at Almighty Associates, a gigantic overseas dance record label. During the late-’90s and early-’00s, Wetson worked his magic in sales and marketing at Almighty, and was also making waves as a longtime resident DJ at gay London nightclub, Royal Vauxhall Tavern;eventually going on to be a top associate at fellow UK music label, CD Pool. Dixon was the lead producer at Almighty, and together, they both played an intricate role in putting the destructive music label on the disco map.
The two got their big break as 7th Heaven when they released the Katherine Ellis starring, “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on But the Rent,” originally a hit in 1986 for R&B singer Gwen Guthrie. Their rewire took off up the dance charts, leading them to a path that would have them creating heaven-touched remixes for a buffet of dance and pop artists, including, Katy Perry, The Wanted, OneRepublic, Tina Arena, Diana Vickers, Ricky Martin, Jason Derulo, Keri Hilson, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Sia and Ms. Minogue.
Aside from their breakthrough smash and their explosive remixes, the punch-y pair have maintained their status as a solid music act, going on to rewerk Lonnie Gordon’s Italo classic “Catch You Baby“(aka “Gonna Catch You“), “This Is Your Life,”which features now defunct ’90s girl pop duo, Banderas, as well as, “Don’t Make Me Wait,” another big banger featuring dance diva Donna Gardier-Elliott.
These days, the rewerk career of 7th Heaven is certainly very much alive-and let’s just hope that it stays that way. What these two talented gentlemen have done for the rewerk business speaks volumes, and Philly Mixtape is sure that there isn’t a club DJ out there who doesn’t bump one of their brilliant remixes on a weekend basis. Their takes on Cher‘s “Take it Like a Man,” Jason Derulo‘s “Can’t Take Me Home,” and really any diva you can think of, pack plenty of punch as we kick off a whole new month packed full of summer music heat.