DJ Saige & Busta “Players” Remix Shows the Power of Serato Stems
Just before the holidays, NY-based producer DJ Saige used Serato Stems to create one of the final trending hits of 2022. Saige used that game changing functionality to combine vocals from Coi Leray’s recent hit “Players” with the iconic beat from Busta Rhymes’ 1997 classic “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See,” sharing a buoyant remix that has racked up over 330k unique creations on TikTok. With Serato’s Stems technology, Saige isolated Coi’s vocals in real time and easily laid them atop the classic Busta Rhymes instrumental to create a seamless banger.
“I’ve always loved making mashups since I began DJing, but I found the excitement again when the release of Stems was announced,” says DJ Saige. “It was a no brainer for me! I was posting DJ content and mashups on my Tik Tok throughout the pandemic but once I unlocked the world of Stems…it was go time!”
The remix has become one of the most popular sounds on TikTok, inspiring clips from Shaq, Ciara, and Coi herself (Coi’s clip racked up over 17.6 million views on its own), as well as garnering over 750k combined plays on YouTube and Soundcloud.
“I love how my remix is inspiring multiple generations to come together,” explains Saige. “I’ve seen reactions and videos from people that remember the feeling when the Busta Rhymes record first dropped, and from Gen Z fans who heard the remix on Tik Tok and other social platforms. The trend let the whole world know about NYC’s ‘Get Lite’ dance movement, and now everyone is jumping on. Big shoutout to Lucky Banks, Arn Star and all the dancers!”
DJ Saige is a longtime student of Serato Academy, a private 6 month incubator program where select future-leader DJ’s and producers receive intensive training on all things Serato, along with life and music industry skills. She cites her time at the academy and the skills she acquired there as inspiration to create the mash-up.
“Being in the Serato Academy classes also brought back a ton of energy and excitement for me,” continues Saige. “I learned more and more each week, which inspired me to dive into the world of music on a different level.”
DJ Saige, Featured Image photographed by @sharissespieces