Somebody’s Watching Me
Chico Rose x 71 Digits
After scoring his biggest hit to date last year with the Afrojack featured single 'Sad', famed Dutch DJ/producer Chico Rose now returns to Spinnin' Records with brand new release 'Somebody's Watching Me'. Teaming up with 71 Digits, the record is a powerful house tune including the vocal samples of the eponymous 1984 pop classic by Rockwell. It's a timeless tune, packed in an addictive dance groove, sure to heat up every DJ set this season - out now on Spinnin' Records.
He's on a roll. Dutch artist Chico Rose has been delivering hit tunes as steady as the clock, often teaming up with mentor Afrojack, which reached a climax last year when the guys released 'Sad', a hit record that by now counts over 31 million Spotify streams and over 3,8 million views on YouTube. The melancholic dance tune seemed to be everywhere last year, whether it was on worldwide radio and everyone's favorite playlists to DJ sets in the guise of countless remix versions.
So, anticipation is high when Chico Rose returns with his official first 2020 single. 'Somebody's Watching Me' sees him team up with the mysterious 71 Digits to rework one of dance music's most favorite vocal samples into a fierce new gem. Originally sung by Michael Jackson, the chorus of Rockwell's same named 80's hit seems to have a magical effect on any dancefloor, and in this version it's no exception.
Chico Rose stylishly captures the uplifting vibe of the vocal lines, not adding heavy synths and over the top effects, but rather carefully dropping a deep house groove, adding sturdy beats and basslines along with moody synth pads. The result is a highly effective dance record, throwing together a fresh production with a timeless vocal line, sure to wow crowds all over the globe.
A worthy follow-up to 'Sad', this new record has already seen early support from the likes of Tiësto, Afrojack, W&W, Nicky Romero, Lucas & Steve, Yves V, R3hab, Showtek and many more.
“Always look back when somebody's watching you” – Chico Rose
Chico spent years of hard work to make new music. He released his first single ‘Play On’ on Vato Gonzalez' Dirty House Records in 2014. After that, he released tracks on several labels, including Nicky Romero's Protocol Recordings and Afrojack's Wall Recordings. By then well-known DJ's in the scene started supporting Chico's music, including Afrojack who featured Chico in his sets for the last year and even decided to get Chico on his team.
Their collab track ‘The Great Escape’ turned into a huge success and was followed by more teamups. Chico played on some major festivals like Ultra Music Festival (Miami), Tomorrowland (Belgium), EDC (Las Vegas) and Untold festival (Romania). After five successful years under the stage name Ravitez, he recently decided to use his real name (Chico de Reus) and continue making music as Chico Rose, leading to new releases like 'Where Did The Love Go', 'The Bass' and the global hit 'Sad', featuring Afrojack.
Chico Rose & 71 Digits - 'Somebody's Watching Me'
Out now on Spinnin' Records