The hit “Watermelon Sugar“, by singer Harry Styles, won on Monday (5) a funk version with DJ Luan Poffo’s remix. The artist, one of the main names in the country’s LGBTQ+ scene, produces songs that mix national and international elements from the Pop, House and EDM scene.
“The idea of transforming Harry Styles ‘hit into a very Brazilian version to become content on TikTok came up as an unpretentious joke. And when I heard the mix of Harry Styles’ vocals, with the sample by Dennis DJ and the funk beat it seemed like it was the perfect fit. At the time, I was with two friends close to me while listening to the production, and when they started dancing the remix excited on the chairs, I felt like I should release it to people to listen online. “
After the video was published in just 20 seconds, the material received over 60,000 views and requests for the full music to be made available on social media.
“We live in a country with a lot of musical wealth, and I fall in love with the Brazilian versions of Brazilian hits, whether it be funk, forró, brega or bossa nova … Social media gave us space, independent artists, to expose our ideas and our way of seeing what is mainstream. And it’s amazing, many Brazilian re-readings are as good as or even better and more danceable than the original versions. If you haven’t heard Beyoncé or The Weekend in the forró version, it’s worth researching . It is wonderful”, said the artist.
The remix is a tribute to all the people who miss dancing and singing intensely at parties and clubs.
“I love those who dance the choreographies of the music videos in the nightclubs, without shame or modesty. They are the best people at the party. Those who know me know that the tour starts on the tracks on Fridays and usually ends in Gambiarra at dawn. Sunday to Monday. Now you can roll to the floor with Harry Styles, look? “, joked the DJ.
Luan Poffo, 23, has a degree in Journalism from the Federal University of Santa Catarina and has worked for seven years as a content creator on social networks. When dealing with behavior, sexuality and personal narratives, he gained more than 13 million hits on YouTube. Currently, he works as a DJ at events in Brazil and abroad.