Oliver Heldens Gives Chic's 'Le Freak' a Modern Twist: Watch

Chic "Le Freak (Oliver Heldens Remix)"
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Chic "Le Freak (Oliver Heldens Remix)"

They say not to touch the classics, but what if you're delivering a heavy house set and you want to drop Chic's "Le Freak" without losing the massive rumble? Oliver Heldens has your back. The Dutch DJ and producer gives the disco megahit a bass-boosted remix. All the things that made it great remain, like Nile Rodgers' guitar work and those orchestral strings. It's just that it booms about 10 times harder.

It's no small feat to touch a tune like "Le Freak," and Heldens says the opportunity was a very special one. The new version is paired with an animated music video that sees Chic, Heldens and some groovy dancers trip their way through a psychedelic paradise. When the drop hits, things get all kinds of wonky. This is your brain on Heldens.

The roaring remix is out now on Atlantic Records. Watch the freaky, ultraviolet music video below.


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