Zakes Bantwini Remixes Lauv’s Smash Hit ‘Modern Loneliness’

When it comes to music, we know Zakes Bantwini brings the heat every single time. The superstar producer is currently promoting his latest Nana Atta-assisted banger ‘Amanga’ but he’s taken some time off to continue pushing his name internationally. Zakes is one of nine DJs from around the world who have been chosen to add their own flair to Lauv’s latest smash hit ‘Modern Loneliness’.

Stepping out of his comfort zone for the remix, Zakes pushes himself to deliver a fresh, commercial but still a proudly South African remix to the track.

Joining Zakes, Ghostt (Brazil), Merk & Kremont (Italy), Diskover (Brazil), LVNDSCAPE (Netherlands), Vaundy (Japan), Sihan (China), MYGAL (Spain) and Ritviz (India) have all premiered a remix to the track which continues to soar on the global charts.


The original version of Lauv’s “Modern Loneliness” has reached 50 million global audio and video streams and has been described by the UK music publication NME as “a truly astonishing piece of songwriting that perfectly nails the millennial condition”. “Modern Loneliness” is one of the tracks on Lauv’s acclaimed debut album ~how i’m feeling~ which was released in March this year.

In South Africa, Lauv’s singles have already enjoyed placement across all major streaming platforms with “Modern Loneliness” currently charting on Jacaranda FM and is on high rotation playlisting on all major stations including 5FM, KFM, 947 and ECR.

Listen to what Zakes cooked up in the studio here: