Tim Ayre’s single “Mexican Holiday,” taken from 2021’s Modern Life EP, received support from triple jand NME upon its release and landed a synch in the Netflix series “Never Have I Ever.” Now, after the song has accumulated nearly 700K streams, Ayre is sharing a Montmartre rework of the track, featuring resolutely summer sounds. The tropical house remix is a thumping, disco groover, replete with funky bass and airy synth work complimenting Ayre’s signature, 70s-inflected wispy vocals. Speaking on his remix, Montmartre writes: “I wanted to bring my punchy and sunny sound to the voice of Tim Ayre with an electro pop vision of the track that brings back the summer. It gives a cocktail of freshness that makes us relive those good times by the pool and sway on this beat that recalls the vacations.”
Producer and musician, the unique French-touch of Montmartre was born in a small studio in the Parisian neighborhood of the same name. First noticed in the remix world, beginning with unofficial tracks for Adele and Daft Punk, followed by more official requests from Asgeir, Jon Batiste, The Kooks, and the estate of Bob Marley. His remix of the reggae classic “Is This Love” gained rapid success with over 120,000,000 online streams to date. A first album, Hope, followed soon after, a bright and eclectic musical experience with original vocals and compositions. During a period of silence, Montmartre produced the first album for electro-french group Bon Entendeur, Aller-Retour, achieving gold in 2020. Now, Montmartre’s comeback is near with fresh remixes and a second album of brand new sounds on the way.
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