In August he released his Eurovision follow-up track “ThatFeeling”, once again partnering with Eurovision 2017 vocalist Aleksander Walmann.

And on Monday Norwegian DJ JOWST unveiled a Eurovision collaboration of a different sort, remixing “My Turn” — the 2017 entry from Czech singer Martina Barta.

The 28-year-old DJ takes Martina’s jazzy throwback and pulls it firmly into 2017 with electro flourishes, digital sounds and one very heavy beat.

It works really well. The dance floor and the chill out lounge are frequently home to songs about perseverance and hope.

And that dovetails nicely with Martina’s song, which discusses the intimacy found within a relationship — and how together a couple can make it through the pain and strain of the every day. As the song progresses, Martina suggests it’s her turn to carry the weight of her partner’s burdens. Devotion wins the day, y’all.

JOWST and Martina were among the first Eurovision 2017 acts to make a connection. They both appeared at the Eurovision Pre-Party Riga on March 25, establishing a friendship that has apparently lasted through Eurovision and to today.

JOWST’s latest remix follows another Eurovision collaboration.

On September 21 he unveiled his take on “Keep on Falling” — Manel Navarro’s first track since representing Spain at Eurovision 2017.

“OMG, it is Out!” JOWST wrote on Twitter last week. “It was a pleasure remixing your latest single @ManelNMusic.”

Once again the Norwegian maestro proves adept at respecting existing material while taking it in a new and exciting direction.

Manel wrote his touching track — which offers hope to anyone who has ever been mocked, harassed or bullied — to help people keep going. As he wrote on Instagram in July:

“For those of you that think ‘I can’t get up from this’: I think we’ve all been through something like that. But you get up. We all do. It’s not the person who doesn’t fall that’s greatest, but he who stands and tries again. This is my little message of overcoming and anti-bullying. May you help me to share it with the world and spread the love.”

In the remix JOWST draws on his vast toolkit — xylophones, synth, enchanting rhythms and more — to give this lift, making it even more radio-friendly. Yet it retains its tender, vulnerable qualities that make it so lovely.

Are you loving JOWST’s take on these songs? Which Eurovision artists do you want him to work with next? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago

That could’ve been jazzhop even. Still, an interesting destination on Barta’s song, but leaved me wishing more.

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Zebb

*left me, pardon 🙂

Why he avoids creating more atmosphere in remixes? That really brings new in songs.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 years ago

I like the original but this is a bit more interesting I guess!

Aria
Aria
3 years ago

Can someone tell me why did Manel enter ESC with that trash song when he can come up with Something miles better like this!!

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

I know right. I think sometimes artists send songs that they think they would “suit” Eurovision, even tho it’s not their style of music maybe.

Valdez
Valdez
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

”Do it for your lover” was not Manel’s choice, but Sony’s. Blame Sony.
Manel wrote that song when he was 15 years old, and Sony thought is good for esc 2017. Big mistake. Manel and Levina, the last places, were singers forced to accept songs that were not their choices.
Question : lesson learned????

Vanuatu
Vanuatu
3 years ago
Reply to  Valdez

“Manel wrote that song when he had 15” & “was forced to accept the song”, both on the same argumnent. What the hell did you smoke? He thought he was going to be an star and the spanish ed sheeran with that song. And he was keen to even be part of the rig of a publicly funded preselection to get a bit of spotlight. And he definetly get the spot light, but as “the worst spanish singer ever” XD And he keeps being mocked no matter what he sings next or how much money sony invest on him. He… Read more »

Steven
Steven
3 years ago

BLECH. Don’t mess with perfection.

Broder
3 years ago

The original is perfection.
I don’t like the mix that much…