We first heard from Pat Premier in December of last year. He had just released his single “I Just Want (Dance, Dance, Dance)”, remixed by Grammy-winning engineer, Dave Audé. That track introduced The Static Dive readers to a veteran East Coast DJ who made his professional recording debut in 2019 with the single “Level Up”
The prolific Pat Premier has released a string of popular singles since dropping that first track. He has also landed some high-profile gigs at festivals like Firefly, Chillin’ Music Fest, ShamrockFest and Big Night America. For his latest release, the producer is revisiting a fruitful collaboration.
“Hands Up (Dave Aude’ Remix)” is the brand new single from Pat Premier, released worldwide via all major streaming services on September 9, 2023. The track opens on a driving kick drum thump. Syncopated percussion and minor-key synths build an anxious energy before the beat drops on an energetic mid-tempo dubstep-infused tech house groove. The single comes with three alternate mixes featuring varying degrees of family friendliness.
Check out the official “Hands Up” video below. You can also hear the Dave Aude’ remix on the Deep Dive : Dance & Electronic playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Pat Premier about the song. Read his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist.
8 Questions with Pat Premier
Where are you from?
Based out of Washington DC but started in the music industry at University of Delaware and started DJing in NYC and Philly before heading south.
How long have you been making music?
Since late 2017.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Usually just me but I work with Dave Audé and a new remix is coming by Dirty Werk.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Over the years… Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, lately John summit, Dom Dolla, and my kid DJ Colin. On the rocks side I have a soft spot for Green Day
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My Family and friends
What inspired you to create this project?
Change of professional job I was with a company for the last decade and I started working with HP.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
I will keep making music as long as I can navigate the technology…. I hope to be signed and start touring. But I just love to DJ and will DJ as long as I can.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
We only have a short time on this world… I hope we all get to make the most of it.