Earlier in September this year, Dutch DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike began teasing a then unreleased collaboration with Diplo, testing the ID out during a performance. The result of their studio time together is finally here as “Hey Baby” with Deb’s Daughter drops on Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint.
A closer analysis of the track shows the style of the song has very little to do with the genre, which is a mix of the style of all three DJs; rather it is a radio-friendly single which is a poor imitation of past Major Lazer productions. Listening to the single gives you a feel that Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike wanted to produce a similar number (say, a Lean On), but this has been limited by slightly different influences. The vocals of Deb’s Daughter sound very pleasant and is perhaps one of the few positives of this song.
That being said, fans of main-stage dance music will likely still find plenty to enjoy from the new single.