Released through Universal Music Germany on September 11th is a sublime remix of SHAMAÏ’s ‘Burst,’ put together by Berlin DJ and producer Wankelmut. SHAMAÏ is a hugely talented Moroccan singer/songwriter and producer, and has created this record as his debut single. Featuring euphoric brass and uplifting vocals, it provides the ideal backdrop for Wankelmut to work his magic on.
The German broke out in 2012 with a remake of Asaf Avidan’s ‘One Day/Reckoning Song,’ which hit Number 1 in 8 European countries, went Gold and Platinum and has had over 3 million plays to date. Having launched his own label WKLMT with the smash hit ‘Ayahuasca,’ Wankelmut followed up with ‘Give & Take’ ft. Svea, ‘Only You’ ft. Paper Idol and most recently ‘Can’t Force Love.’
‘Burst’ has been given a healthy dose of sunshine in this remix, and it comes to life with vibrant chord progressions, smooth vocals and a power-pop energy. Wankelmut reveals: “Out of many current remix requests this one immediately caught my attention and from the first few minutes in my studio, musical ideas for that remix kept coming and coming. The horns work so well with the chorus, which is destined for an instant radio hit. I am very happy with the outcome.“
SHAMAÏ goes on to add: “Nothing compares to the love and support I’ve received from women throughout my life. I’m grateful! First I wanted to write a song to pay tribute to them. Then I said to myself: Why wouldn’t you write a dedication to women all over the world? A song that could stay forever! A song that will inspire the next generations!
‘Burst’ is a song dedicated to women. Women who struggled or are struggling in life right now. To women going through tough times. Women who doubt themselves, who think they are not enough. Women who think they need men to accomplish their dreams. ‘Burst’ is a hymn to women’s freedom!”Instagram