- An Ibiza anthem gets remixed.
- Roberto Surace's "Joys" is one of the most-played house tracks of the year. Thanks to Purple Disco Machine, a German producer once dubbed a "one-man disco army," it looks like we'll be hearing this Ibiza hit's earworm vocals for months to come. Purple Disco Machine's remix was released a few weeks ago, the first of what I can only assume will be a string of reworks (Todd Terry supplied the second). His version is more ambitious than Surace's original, with more drops, more melody and a busier arrangement. It's a more conventional big Ibiza tune—there are several moments of tension and release—which takes the focus away from the vocals that made Surace's track a hit in the first place. This new version doesn't have the original's unfussy charm, but it gives DJs an excuse to extend its joy.
01. Joys (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)