Honey Dijon infuses Jessie Ware’s ‘Ooh La La’ with a heavy grooveHONEY 3

Honey Dijon infuses Jessie Ware’s ‘Ooh La La’ with a heavy groove

Simply put, there is no one more about the dance floor than Honey Dijon. Her towering drums and infectious grooves define her simple yet effective style that’s made her a household name all over the world.

Meanwhile, Jessie Ware has gained her notoriety largely from her skill at writing and performing her dance-tinged pop music, and the sheer fluidity with which her productions can be transformed into peak warehouse heaters. In a release that just makes sense, their respective but complementary strong suits considered, Honey Dijon and Jessie Ware’s talents have come together on Dijon’s remix of “Ooh La La,” the second single from Ware’s latest album, What’s Your Pleasure.

Honey Dijon’s style is rooted in simplicity, and this continues to be true on her rework of “Ooh La La,” on which Dijon strips down Ware’s original to dig down into the deeper elements of house music. Ware’s rendition was already funky in its own right, but in Honey Dijon’s spin, her vocals coast over a four-on-the-floor beat that’s heavy in all the right ways.

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