Ultra Naté

Ultra Naté

Ultra Naté delivers a remix pack with fellow producers Russell Small (The Freemasons) and DNO P as they unveil the full package for ‘Happy Feeling’, alongside the offical video for the original cut. Running the historical gamut of house music, the selection moves from ‘70s-inspired nu disco and ‘80s-etched synth pop to booty luv house, bass-centric NYC underground, and main stage rave-up. Remixes and reworks come from Cevin Fisher, Les Bisous, Slowz, D’Angello & Francis, 808 BEACH, and Odyssey Inc.

Ultra Naté: “A clip to go with ‘Happy Feeling’ was really imperative for me and it had to convey not only how the song makes me feel, but how I want the viewer to feel. Lots of popping colour in an iconic locale was immediately the plan. What better place than my favourite quickie getaway - Miami! Aside from the gorgeous sun, beach and palm trees, there’s Miami’s glitzy energy on the backdrop of a rich, cultural landscape. I wanted to capture all of that, and I’ve been super lucky to find such a talented DP like Katie Simbala and an amazing team of creatives to help bring the concept to life!”


Inspired by vintage Giorgio Moroder, Odyssey Inc. set their flag in the sand from the moment the needle drops. Delivering a remix that aims to shred the dance floor, Mark Jones and Paul Gullefer’s take is dripping in tuff-disco glamour. Slowz lives up to his name, bringing the tempo right back down, infusing the single with soft percussive pads and delicate synth runs that drench everything in shimmering shades of Miami ‘80s-style pop.

Ultra Naté: "It’s time to sprinkle some happy dust on clubland dance floors! I’m really proud of this collection of remixes, and it’s timed perfectly as we move through spring into the summer season. The remix package gives you everything from poolside cool to peak hour bangers, but most importantly, it’s a feel-good tune that makes you sing a long and gets stuck in your head! The goal when I wrote this song, was to remind us all that no matter how dark and bleak things can get, there is still something transcendental about music."


John “J-C” Carr and Bill Coleman’s 808 BEACH mix harkens back to a classic era of US House music.  Having collaborated with Ultra on 2023’s Top 5 Pointer Sisters’ rework, ‘Dangerous (So Dare Me)’, Les Bisous drop a summer disco edit that runs Stock Aitken Waterman-influenced brass and synth sections alongside a French touch bassline.


Belgium’s D’Angello & Francis of SmashTheHouse strays away from traditional funk and house elements, as the pair swing in a raveier edit, ramping the BPMs up. Leaning into the trademark and pioneering Freemasons elements of Russell Small, the Happy Faith remix celebrates everything the classic funky house era had to offer.


Taking the track into current times are the Cevin Fisher Remix and Cevin Fisher Beats Remix. The former is a deep house cut, the latter a tribal take. Finally topping the remix package off is the Original Club Mix which was the package’s inaugural single release. 

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