Uncovering the Magic Behind Eran Hersh, BLOND:ISH, & Darmon’s Rework of Madonna’s ‘Sorry’ in an Exclusive Interview
We at DrownedMadonna.com had the honor of chatting with Eran Hersh about his electrifying rework of Madonna’s iconic dance single, “Sorry”.
This collaboration with Madonna will be released through the Insomniac label on February 10th, and available on all your favorite digital platforms.
We are pleased to announce that two versions of the “Sorry” rework will be released: one tailored towards club DJs and running 4:55 in length, and a shortened version designed for radio airplay, clocking in at 2:41.
Madonna’s classic hit “Sorry” from her iconic album “Confessions on a Dance Floor” is an enduring favorite among fans, having been released as a single in 2006 and continuing to captivate audiences for over a decade. Written and produced by Madonna and Stuart Price, it has stood the test of time.
What started as an unexpected lunchtime brainstorm between three friends, quickly turned into an amazing journey that culminated with not only Madonna’s approval, but her involvement in the rework.
It all began in Miami at Pura Vida where BLOND:ISH had the chance to meet up with two friends, Eran Hersh and Darmon, for lunch. Out of the blue, Eran Hersh proposed, “We’ve got to make a Madonna edit!”
Darmon had his laptop with him, so he swiftly whipped it out, and they instantly began cooking up the rework right away, right there.
Eran remembers, “The whole track was made with one VST.”
We pitched it down so the vocal was recognizable but not obvious, so the person listening to it is like ‘Oh f*ck, I know this song!’
“We all started playing it at our shows, and the response was overwhelming,” Eran continues. “So much so that I was like ‘Let me try and get a hold of Madonna.’”
BLOND:ISH, Eran Hersh and Darmon were filled with excitement at the thought of only being one degree of separation away from Madonna. So they decided to take a proactive approach and reach out to the iconic singer to inquire if she would be interested in collaborating on the remake. They remembered the old adage, “Don’t ask, don’t get.”
“My friend (BLOND:ISH and Madonna share a mutual friend, E.d.) sent her a message directly, and made it happen just like that,” BLOND:ISH reveals.
Unbelievably, Madonna contributed to the final track, adding her own flavor to it.
“Madonna sent the original vocals and had some ideas to enhance the rework,” reveals Eran Hersh. She was always sent the version after each alteration, since her approval was required each time.
It’s remarkable to consider that one of the most iconic and successful artists of all time like Madonna was such an integral part of the process! But she is Madonna for a reason!
Eran Hersh is an internationally-renowned DJ and producer who has been building a successful career by traveling the world to pursue his ambitions. Originally from Israel, where his love of music began, he is now based in the U.S. and has released multiple successful releases over the past few years. Eran is quickly becoming a highly sought-after artist.
BLOND:ISH is a multi-talented DJ, producer and environmental activist. Her expertise in afro house, 80s disco, psychedelic and techno genres make her DJ sets positive, fun and rhythmically compelling. With her eclectic music skills, she is able to bridge gaps between genres.
Zahi Darmon is an American-based music producer and DJ, originally from Israel. He has developed a unique blend of deep afro, melodic, and indie tech sounds, drawing on his Middle Eastern roots.
Eran Hersh’s social media presence can be found on Instagram, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud. Get the latest updates on his musical journey by visiting his Spotify profile:
Connect with him on other platforms as well: Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eranhersh, Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EranHershOfficial, Twitter – https://twitter.com/eranhersh and SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/eran-hersh.
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