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Jamie Jones Remixes Nina Kraviz's Parris Mitchell Collab 'Feel My Butterfly': Exclusive

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Jamie Jones

For electronic music fanatics, Chicago is the true mecca -- the birthplace of house music, the place where disco warped into something even more soulful and serious. Russian DJ and producer Nina Kraviz felt herself drawn to it like a moth to flame. 

"Eight years ago, I travelled to Chicago to go directly to the source to gather more Dance Mania Records for my collection," Kraviz tells Billboard Dance. "As a longtime fan of the label and passionate supporter, I met with many of the label crew in Chicago, including Parris [Mitchell]. We went into the studio together during this time to make some recordings."

Her song "Feel My Butterfly" -- the Jamie Jones remix of which is premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Feb. 19) -- is the result of one of those sessions.

The original is a bridge between the classic and modern heads. It's a hard acid tweaker, something straight out of an early '90s warehouse. Now, it gets a slew of high-profile remixes, including a special homage to Detroit's Aaron-Carl Ragland from Jones.

Ragland was an absolute champion for electronic music, founding a host of labels while releasing his own tunes and remixes. He passed away at 37 in 2010, but he lives on in Jones' muted bass bumps. The remix hits hazy with analog edge, filling your head with the smoky madness of a night underground. 

The remix package is out Friday,  Feb. 21, on Riva Starr's label Snatch! Raw and Dance Mania, as was the original. The release rounds out with a reworks by Dance System, DJ Deeon, Radio Slave and DJ Slug.

Listen to Jamie Jones' remix of "Feel My Butterfly" below.

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