After several months of not performing onstage, Dutch DJ Sam Feldt returned to Asia to perform at the Wake Up Call Music Festival at the W Bali, and sat down to catch up with Billboard Radio China.
Early in July, Feldt had to cancel his summer touring due to a scooter accident, but this did not stop him from working during his recovery.
“I made a lot of music, including my new single with The Avengers star Jeremy Renner that just came out,” he shared. “I try to be productive … and really focus on the positive. Although I am back touring recently, I still need to attend physical therapy every month. But I survived. I’m just really happy that I’m back.”
Regarding the collaboration with Renner, Feldt explains that made the connection through his publisher. He was already working on the song, “Heaven (Don’t Have a Name),” when his publisher told him Renner was interested in working with him. The two went into a studio in L.A., where Feldt said he discovered, Renner is “a very good singer.”
Feldt also released his first Chinese remix track, “Qing Fei De Yi,” with Singaporean-American electronic music trio Trouze and Singapore singer Derrick Hoh under Flyta Records in September. “Qing Fei De Yi,” which means “Can’t help to love” in English, is a classic Chinese love song by Taiwanese singer-songwriter Harlem Yu.
“I didn’t know what to expect of that track. I just had a lot of fun creating it with Trouze and Derrick,” Feldt explained, saying he was later surprised by the amount of positive reaction to the release. “I saw the reaction on NetEase Cloud Music, and on all the platforms I have in China, and I translated it, and everybody was so [positive].”