Tastemakers: What's Heart's Pandora Christie listening to this week?

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Heart presenter Pandora Christie on DJ Regard's Ride It...

This week, I just cannot get enough of DJ Regard’s Ride It. It’s rising up the charts as I write this, and I say it should be No.1 without a doubt.

I love how the Kosovan DJ reimagines a brilliant R&B tune from Jay Sean – remember him? He should never have left the UK to go Stateside, he had some amazing tunes and then disappeared on us and it all started to go a little bit downhill.

But back to Ride It… Along with Jay Sean’s original lyrics, Regard has put the whole thing together to achieve a really cool, chilled out, sunset-in-Ibiza kind of vibe. It’s always quite risky doing a cover, because you are open to facing potential criticism over people saying they prefer the original. But it’s now been 12 years since Jay Sean released his version, and in this case I would say the new interpretation is my favourite.

I’ve been playing it non-stop. I have it on repeat in the gym, while I’m at home tidying up and in my ears when I’m walking my dog, which is probably a little bit OTT! Unfortunately, though, I’m not playing it on my Heart FM morning show… Yet!

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