Madison Avenue’s ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ Grows up, Tops Chart

Madison Avenue’s “Don’t Call Me Baby” is showing impressive endurance. 

The house track has been remixed for the first time and is currently enjoying a fourth week at No. 1 on the ARIA Club Tracks Chart, more than a decade after the original cut topped the Official U.K. Singles Chart. 

The duo’s original track went to No. 1 in the U.K. back in May 2000, a rare chart accomplishment for an Australian artist (follow-up “Who the Hell Are You” also cracked the U.K. top 10 and reached No. 1 in Australia). 

Until now, “Baby” hasn’t had a redux. That all changed when the team at Vicious set in motion a project to celebrate the company’s 21-year anniversary. A compilation, including remixes of 21 of the label's biggest tracks was launched. The set includes reworkings of pieces by Avicii, Dirty South and, of course, Madison Avenue’s top hit.

Adelaide producer Motez, the support act for Disclosure’s upcoming national tour, tackled the job (Andy Van describes his style as “indie-disco”).  

Negotiations are ongoing for an international release. And a video will be cut. “Obviously, Cheyne and I have moved on age-wise,” says Andy Van with a laugh, “so the video will probably just focus on young people partying and having fun. “