DJ Scotty Boy & Lizzie Curious Leap to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart
"Lizzie sent me her vocals and they gave me goosebumps!" the DJ tells Billboard.
DJ Scotty Boy (real name: Scott Schroer) and singer Lizzie Curious climb 3-1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated June 17) with their take on Olive's No. 5-peaking 1997 hit "You're Not Alone." Remixed by StoneBridge and Damien Hall, Gary Caos and Paige, among others, "Alone" is the former's second topper and the latter's first.
Previously, Scotty scored with another cover, taking his version of Who Da Funk's "Shiny Disco Balls," featuring singer Sue Cho, to No. 1 in 2014. He also reached No. 7 in 2015 with his version of Sneaker Pimps' "Spin Spin Sugar," also featuring Cho.
Although "Alone" has been covered by ATB, Sander Van Doorn and others, the new version is the first to hit Dance Club Songs.
DJ Scotty Boy told Billboard how the song came together: "A little over a year ago, Lizzie came to me with the idea of doing a cover of ['Alone']. I worked at KROQ [Los Angeles] when that song came out in the '90s, and I used to play it on my show. It's always been a favorite of mine. Lizzie sent me her vocals and they gave me goosebumps! I knew I had to do my best production ever to match her perfect vocals."
The trend-conscious Los Angeles-based DJ continued, "Tropical house was starting to get big, so I went with that sound. I wanted to keep the song sexy, yet fun and danceable. Lizzie loved the result, but we agreed to wait until the spring of 2017 to release it, as autumn/winter time just didn't feel right for this style of music.
"We also recruited a wide variety of remixes to add appeal to DJs and listeners all across the EDM spectrum. Lizzie turned in a more pumping progressive house remix, StoneBridge and Damian Hall sent us an amazing big room dance remixes, Sted-E & Hybrid Heights provided us a techy remix with plenty of summer flavor, Italy's Gary Caos added a tribal mix and Paige brought power with his remix, harnessing the current deep house sound. We want to thank everyone involved. This is a dream come true for all of us."