Austrian–Italian wunderkind LUM!X returns to Spinnin’ Records with his remake of the 2009 Owl City hit “Fireflies” (which topped the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2009 and just has been certified Diamond for 10M sales in the US), for which he teamed up with singer/songwriter Jordan Rys to put a fresh dance spin on the known track. Listeners will easily recognize Rys‘s take on the much-loved, emotive vocals, while LUM!X first incorporates sparkling melodies and then fuses them with a drum & bass inspired drop completed with mixed and chopped lyrics and a dance floor-ready beat. “Fireflies” has both the singalong chorus and hard-hitting bass of a club and festival heater, and it’s already a fan favorite in LUM!X‘s sets. Read on for more behind this nostalgic-meets-modern gem from the producer himself:
“From the moment I was a kid, this tune has held a sacred spot in my soul. It’s easily one of my all-time favorites, a cherished gem that’s been a mainstay in my sets for quite some time now. When we got in touch with Owl City and received his stamp of approval for my rendition, I teamed up with the exceptionally talented singer-songwriter, Jordan Rys, to breathe new life into the vocals. The end result not only lures you in with its unforgettable sing-along chorus but also electrifies every dancefloor with an earth-shattering drop that’s pure dynamite.” – LUM!X
At just 21 years old, Austrian–Italian musician LUM!X, real name Luca Michlmayr, is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in the global electronic music scene. To date, LUM!X‘s songs have been streamed well over 2 billion times, leading him to over 30 diamond, platinum and gold certifications. With a signature style that’s as smooth as it is hard and refreshing as it is versatile, LUM!X represents the next step in the evolution of the modern DJ, bringing with him a sound that’s not only primed for the radio and the club, but geared for the viral airwaves as well. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry already, including Gabry Ponte, DVBBS, KSHMR, and remixed the likes of Robin Schulz, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Alan Walker, and R3HAB to name only a few. In 2022, he became one of the first DJs to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, representing Austria in the competition. In 2023, he also won two prizes at the Amadeus Awards of Austria for Song Of The Year and Best Dance Act with his song “Halo,” featuring Pia Maria.
With over 120M streams in the last 12 months on Spotify alone and 1,6M followers on TikTok, Jordan Rys has become a sought-after vocalist and songwriter in the electronic music scene. Jordan has received persistent editorial support from Spotify and was featured as the cover act on their Main Stage playlist in April 2022 (over 1,5M followers). The talented singer/songwriter has the ability to transcend various genres such as dance, R&B, hip-hop, and pop while also being capable of singing in 3 different languages: Chinese, Spanish, and English. Next to his success on streaming platforms, Jordan Rys has also gathered a loyal following on social media, which has brought him social media partnerships with brands such as Uber, Cheetos, Panasonic, etc. With continuous successful releases, Jordan Rys is on his way to becoming the next dance/pop phenomenon.