New Remix of Bruddah IZ’s Classic Hit

Here’s a new spin on a classic old Israel Kamakawiwo’ole tune. The worldwide hit “Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World” is back in a new remix by Robin Schulz and Alle Farben. The two are apparently EDM producers who have spent time remixing songs.

From the Q magazine (may need to use Google Translate) website: “Robin Schulz and Alle Farben enhanced the original song with their signature combination of gently propelling rhythms and a deeply emotional vibe.”

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World” is a medley originally recorded by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole  (popularly known as Bruddah IZ or simply IZ) for his 1990 album Ka Anoi and then again in a new acoustic version for his 1993 album Facing Future. The song proved to be popular on the radio since its release and became a big international hit after being featured on several television commercials and movies.

I am not sure how this new EDM remix fares from a legal viewpoint. I wonder if the Mountain Apple record company is aware of the remix.

As presented in the video above, I think this upbeat version by Schulz and Farben brings an updated feel to the timeless classic.

This new version streams at Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other major platforms.

You be the judge… take a listen and view to the new video version above and compare it to the original below. Tell me what you think.





Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.