Monday, May 30, 2016

Latvia - Heartbeat - Justs

Digital Release Image
15 - 132 pts / 8 - 132 in semi 2

Latvia is represented in Stockholm bu Justs (Justs Sirmais) who won the Latvian Supernova preselection final.
His song Heartbeat is written by last years Latvian Eurovision singer Aminata, who brought the country back in the Eurovision final (and top 10) for the first time in seven years

A new version was made for Eurovision and the single release, it has less backing vocals and a slightly different mix than the original Supernova version.
Justs released Heartbeat as a digital single through most of the digitessen on Februari 3 (Aminata Music).
An acoustic version and a piano (ballad) version can be found on Justs Tubestation.

12 remixes and counting
DRI Remix EP
Auntie Aminata has taught the boy well, just like her own Love Injected, Justs' Heartbeat comes in an avalanche of remixes.
A collection of seven remixes was released on April 10 through Aminata Music.
Two Makree remixes were released on April 19.
Another remix (Kriss Tap) was released on April 29.
The Matthew Nagle remix was released on May 13
The Rezarin mix was released on May 20. (Soundcloud members get a free download)
All remixes have been released through digital stores (Aminata Music/Micrec)
You can listen to most remixes through Micrec's Tubestation (Record label).
All remixes in one digital release are available at DoReMi.

A promo single titled Justs To Be Heard is issued, it has three songs:
1. Heartbeat
2. Fly Away
3. Have It All
The digital release To Be Heard only has two tracks: Fly Away and Have It All.

Picture from Soundcloud
Heartbeat - Eurovision version
- digital release, Stockholm 2CD
Heartbeat - original Supernova version
- on Supernova website
Heartbeat - 7th Heaven radio edit
Heartbeat - 7th Heaven club mix
Heartbeat - (Ex) Da Bass radio edit
Heartbeat - (Ex) Da Bass extended remix
Heartbeat - Dween remix
Heartbeat - Dween extended remix
Heartbeat - Ricky Mears Shindo remix
- all above remixes digital releases (on one EP)
Heartbeat - Makree remix
Heartbeat - Makree remix radio edit
- seperate digital release (2 mixes)
Heartbeat - Kriss Tap remix
- seperate digital release (1 mix)
Heartbeat - Rezarin remix
- seperate digital release
Heartbeat - Matthew Nagle remix
- seperate digital release
Heartbeat - Unplugged version
- videoclip
Heartbeat - Piano version
- videoclip
Heartbeat - karaoke version
- on the official karaoke album (digital release)

7th Heaven are U.K. remixers Jon Dixon and Andy Wetson. Next to helping out superstars like David Bowie, Agnetha Fältskog, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and Ariana Grande they have remixed several Eurovision entries in the past years: HeroesEuphoriaUnbreakable, Je Ne sais Quoi  and withdrawn entry We Don't Wanna Put In
They also gave this years entries of Dami Im and Nicky Byrne a dancefloor makeover.

Sweden top 100: 80
Kriss Tap remix DRI
Links and sources
LTV Supernova pages
Justs FB, Youtube
Thanks to STHLM mix (see comments)

These Latvian entries also ran
2015 - Aminata
2014 - Aarzemnieki
2013 - PeR
2012 - Anmary
2011 - Musiqq
2010 - Aisha
2009 - Intars Busulis


  1. Justs – Heartbeat (7th Heaven Club Mix) [Aminata Music]

  2. eyz, is there a contact (email) for 'Aminata music"?