Recently heralded as the 63rd greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone, music legend Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is one of country music’s most beloved and sacred tracks.
Today, RCA/Sony Music Entertainment has released the DESTRUCTO Remix of the 1974 recording as a rare official remix, crossing the song into new musical territory.
For his “Jolene” remix, electronic music producer, DJ and tastemaker DESTRUCTO (Gary Richards) leans into an emotional, sublime and melodic style of deep house bolstering Dolly Parton’s unforgettable vocal. Every verse is retained in the remix, offering the listener the opportunity to indulge in Parton’s story telling of a woman trying to keep her man from a younger love interest through song. Meanwhile, the “Jolene” remix holds its country charm by its original signature string guitar roll throughout.
“My little song ‘Jolene’ has been done so many different ways and I love them all, but I think this one is my favorite. It makes me want to dance! How about you!?”
Since 2011, DESTRUCTO has dominated the dance floor on his own terms. He went from the acclaimed “Technology” EP (2012) and “Higher” (2013) to high profile remixes for artists as diverse as Depeche Mode, Giorgio Moroder, Major Lazer, Rob Zombie, Digitalism and more. Along the way, he’s touched down for shows everywhere from Australia and Fiji to Tokyo and Ibiza in addition to crisscrossing the country on alongside the likes of D.R.A.M., E-40, iLoveMakonnen, Anna Lunoe, Wax Motif, REZZ, Felix Da Housecat and more. Released in early 2017, the “Renegade” EP featured collaborations with E-40 and Too $hort, Ty Dolla $ign and iLoveMakonnen, Pusha T & Starrah, Problem and Freddie Gibbs.
In addition to being a music producer and DJ, Richard is also a notable tastemaker in electronic music as a record label executive and festival founder. Having been handpicked by legendary producer Rick Rubin to handle A&R duties for the electronic music division at Def American Recordings and as a recording artist and producer/DJ himself, under the moniker DESTRUCTO, Richards knows firsthand how to identify and nurture new and developing talent. Richards launched the very first Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in 1991, He has been included on the 50 Most Important People in EDM list by Rolling Stone twice and featured on Billboard’s annual Dance Power Players list of DJs and execs for multiple years.
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