DJ John Gibbons has just released a timely summer belter as the whole of Ireland is basking in sunshine.
The internationally-renowned dance maestro has reworked the 1990’s classic, Here comes the hotstepper with original rapper Ini Kamoze on vocals. The tune, with its ear-worm lyrics, looks set to be this summer’s national anthem.
This is the third time in a row that the Carlow man has come up with the goods to create dance-tastic tunes. Hotstepper joins the ranks of Gibbons’s previous summer remixes such as PYT and Would I lie to you, completing a remarkable trilogy.
“Hotstepper is a track I began work on a little while ago and having had success with reworks of Would I lie to you and PYT in past years, it felt like this was the perfect single for me to complete the trio of classic covers and smash into summer with a bang!” John told The Nationalist.
John, who hails from Athy Road, Carlow has gained global success with his smash hits, resulting in sold-out headline shows at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. He has also supported the likes of Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Tiesto and Alan Walker.
His single A spaceman came travelling reached number one on the UK dance charts, while John has also scooped multiple silver, gold and platinum record sales internationally, including Ireland, Britain and Australia.
John has been spinning discs and reworking songs since he was a teenager at Presentation College, Carlow. He credits the 1990s as the decade that musically influenced him most. While he has a year-round touring schedule, he’s playing in Dublin in the autumn and hitting his home turf in December.