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X Ambassadors' 'Renegades' Remix by Big Data: Exclusive Premiere

Meredith Jenks
X Ambassadors photographed at Billboard Hot 100 Fest on Aug. 23, 2015 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York.

The electronic musician puts a spin on the band's Hot 100 hit.

X Ambassadors are gearing up for the release of its Renegades—Remixes EP release (Sept. 24) by debuting the Big Data remix of the Hot 100 hit, exclusively on Billboard.

“We are all huge fans of Big Data,” says Sam Harris, lead singer of X Ambassadors. “His track ‘Clean’ with Jamie Lidell is one of the funkiest records I've heard in a very long time. Plus, anyone who fucks with Jamie Lidell gets a big thumbs up from me.

“We're so proud of this remix EP,” he continues. “Not only did we get to work with some of our friends but also some new artists we really admire who knocked it out of the park."

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Big Data echoes Harris’ sentiment. “I had a lot of fun working on this one - lots of data in it. I kept hearing some of the vocal elements in more of a world-music context - I really tried to zero in on that idea and bring in some global flavors to my remix.”

“Renegades” currently stands as the Ithaca, NY quartet’s biggest hit, currently sitting at No. 28 on the Hot 100. The track comes from their debut album VHS, which released in June.

Check the tracklist for the Renegades—Remix EP below.

1. Renegades (Big Data Remix)
2. Renegades (The Knocks Remix)
3. Renegades (Great Good Fine Ok Remix)
4. Renegades (Savoir Adore Remix)
5. Renegades (Ra Ra Riot Remix)
6. Renegades (Stray Echo & Charlie Klarsfeld Remix)