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James Hype’s “Drums” Featuring Kim Petras Sets the Dance Scene Ablaze

by Jonathan Currinn
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British DJ-producer James Hype, known for his electrifying beats and chart-topping hits, has once again taken the music scene by storm with his latest release, “Drums”. In an exciting turn of events, Hype has joined forces with GRAMMY-winning sensation Kim Petras to create an unforgettable track that’s already making waves worldwide. This acts as the follow-up to Hypes’ collaboration with Major Lazer on the single “Number 1” and Petras’ surprise album release “Problématique”.

The release of “Drums” by Hype featuring Petras is nothing short of remarkable. This pulsating single, released as summer winds down, demonstrates Hype’s enduring creativity and dedication to the music industry. The track features a clever reworking of Justin Timberlake’s iconic “Like I Love You”, adding a fresh twist that is elevated by Petras’ enchanting vocals. With its infectious beat and four-to-the-floor rhythm, “Drums” is destined to become a dancefloor anthem.

Watch the lyric video to the song here:

Hypnotising from the very first few seconds, both Hype and Petras set to impress, delivering unique beats around flawless vocals, this is bound to become our clubbing anthem for the rest of the year. Progressing the track sonically, “Drums” becomes more and more intense with Timberlake’s vocals adding a tension build-up right before that notable pre-chorus drop that is bound to go off on any dancefloor. This is going to become a staple on DJ mixes around the world and we fully expect many DJs and producers to release remixed versions of this track.

Hype shared some insights into the genesis of his new track: “I came up with the idea for ‘Drums’ in 2019, initially an instrumental called ‘Everybody Dance’ that I played in my sets. The Hypefam loved it so much that they renamed it ‘Drums’ on their own. The song’s lyrics were written a few years ago with some talented friends. Fast forward to 2023, I met Kim in LA, and we collaborated to create the version of ‘Drums’ you hear today. To top it all off, we were incredibly fortunate to have Justin Timberlake agree to keep his original vocal, making this record truly special.”

Single cover artwork of "Drums" by James Hype featuring Kim Petras showing a skeleton playing some drums.

This collaboration comes on the heels of Hype’s final “Our House” residency set at Hï Ibiza, where he performed alongside the Italian DJ collective and label mates MEDUZA (known for “Piece of Your Heart” featuring Goodboys, “Lose Control” in collaboration with Becky Hill & Goodboys, and “Paradise” featuring Dermot Kennedy) throughout September. The residency saw him entertaining hundreds of thousands of partygoers, further solidifying his status as a prominent figure in the global dance music scene.

Hype’s track record of success continues to grow, with his previous release, “Ferrari”m reaching an impressive milestone of over one billion cumulative streams. The track’s popularity extends to international chart positions, including a peak at number six in the UK single charts. His productions have consistently shaped dancefloors around the world, while his singles and remixes have garnered over two billion streams globally.

Hype’s influence extends beyond the studio, as he is known for his awe-inspiring DJing skills, standing at the forefront of 21st-century live mixing. His global reach includes tours in the US, Brazil, Australia, Ibiza, and beyond. Notably, he remains one of the UK’s most prolific remixers, with official remixes for renowned artists such as Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, and MEDUZA, amongst many others.

Stream the newly-released track on Spotify here:

In this brand-new track, Hype showcases his unparalleled ability to breathe new life into classic tracks while maintaining artistic integrity. True to its name, the song’s rhythm and energy make it clear that Hype continues to be a driving force in the world of dance music.

“Drums”, by James Hype featuring Kim Petras, is available to stream and download, right now, across all platforms, via Universal Music. With these two incredible artists at the helm, this collaboration promises to be a hit that resonates with fans around the globe.

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