If Toronto gave out awards to the hardest-working producers in Toronto, then Dom Dias would definitely be on the short list. In just over a month, the rising star has released multiple remixes, all of which are certified dance floor heaters. His latest release, which we’re blessed to premiere today, breathes new life into Rihanna’s debut single, “Pon De Replay”. Before Rihanna morphed into her BadGirlRiri persona, she was a humble 17 year-old from Barbados and an emerging talent in the Jay-Z-helmed Def Jam roster. On this remix, Dom, who is well-versed in Caribbean/Afrobeat sounds, returns Rihanna to her roots, while adding a huge dose of his signature big-room bass. The result is a track that has the potential to be played at parties of all sizes, from traditional sweaty dance halls to massive open-air music festivals. We’ll say this much right now – the scene is Dom Dias’ for the taking – we’re just thrilled to be along for the ride. Stream the remix below and revisit Dom’s contribution to the ITZSOWEEZEE Spotlight Series in our previous post.
PREMIERE: Rihanna – Pon De Replay (Dom Dias Remix)