Babylonia (feat. Sarah De Warren)
The Him & Robby East
Dutch hit duo The Him teams up with rising star Robby East and displays once again its ability to deliver instant gems, giving the classic Ricky L and M:CK track a impressive tweak. Kicking off with Sarah De Warren's strong vocals, the record then continues with The Him's trademark feelgood beats and catchy dance rhythms, together with high quality production to deliver a chorus that should get everyone dancing in their rooms this season, officially out now on Spinnin' Records.
The Him has consistently delivered the heat with their powerhouse style of dance productions. And now they breaks out once again with a sample of Ricky L’s and M:CK’s smash hit ‘Born Again' and Robby East’s memorable and signature hooks. ‘Babylonia’ brings a groove that is both catchy and laidback, working up subtle organ chords and stunning vocal samples, while a memorable beat takes care of an energy filled drop. No doubt, it's a crowdpleaser coming at you, bound to make waves at both clubs and radio airwaves.
“We've always loved the original version of Born Again, it was such a big and classic club track. Remaking it was awesome! We tried to put a more modern sound on it, that would fit with our sound. It was great to collaborate with Robby on this track as well, he's a very talented producer. The track will definitely find a special spot in our sets, we hope you like it!”– The Him
“I’ve always loved Ricky L’s ‘Born Again’ and felt it could benefit from a revival. I asked Sarah to record the line and played around with it for a while, making different versions. Around this time, The Him and I started talking about doing a collab together. I immediately sent them the initial idea for Babylonia and they loved it. Things went very naturally and smoothly from there in regards to finishing the song, and so Babylonia was “born again”. Very proud of the end result, hope you guys like it!” – Robby East
Whether it be crafting infectious melodies with their transcendent originals and innovative remixes or their electrifying crowds with their energetic sets, The Him are the international dance force to be reckoned with. Hailing from the dance capital of the world, Amsterdam, the Dutch team of Jeroen Kerstens and Steven Berghuijs formed their partnership in 2015 when they started working together in the studio. What started with doing monthly bootlegs soon turned into serious hits with originals like ‘Feels Like Home’ and ‘I Wonder’, both with over 25 million streams on Spotify alone.
The Him has remixed some of the biggest artists in the world to much acclaim, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Miley Cyrus and Kygo to name a few. They are signed with Spinnin Records where they successfully released originals like ‘Nothing on Us’ and ‘Found Me’. Both entering the Billboard charts with ‘Nothing on Us’ making the top 10 most played dance tracks in the US.
They are currently touring the world, playing some of the biggest stages out there including Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Sziget, Neversea, Ultra Peru and many more.
Coming from a musical household, Robby East was pushed towards music at a young age. He started playing piano and guitar in his young years and moved towards producing when he was fourteen years old, inspired by other young producers from his hometown in The Netherlands, such as Martin Garrix. After trying out several genres, he found his sound in future house, a genre that invites to create music that pushes the boundaries of house music. Through his creative melodies he intends to communicate emotions, amplified with usage of organic instruments like violins. The future house audience quickly welcomed his melancholic sound and has kept supporting him throughout the years. While exploring and developing a unique style, Robby East enjoys giving back support and sharing his knowledge with aspiring producers.
The Him & Robby East – ‘Babylonia’ (feat. Sarah De Warren)
Out now on Spinnin' Records