Top TV Song Last Week: Phone Down (Justin Skolnik Remix) by Lost Kings feat. Emily Warren

Big Mouth season 3 has arrived on Netflix, along with a digital release of Super Songs of Big Mouth – Vol. 1. Fans have been going wild for the original cast performances, but last week the top spot for TV song went to an end credits jam by Lost Kings, featuring Emily Warren and remixed by Justin Skolnik.

 

 

Nick is enthralled with his new cell phone and lies in bed with her. Just before the credits roll, ‘Phone Down’ comes on, sounding like the original version before the remix kicks into high gear mid-credits.

‘Phone Down’ was released as a single on October 7, 2016. It peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard chart for US Hot Dance/Electronic songs. ‘Phone Down’ landed on Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artists chart and reached No. 5 on Spotify’s Top Ten most viral tracks for the week of October 7.

Lost Kings is made up of Robert Abisi and Nick Shanholtz. The American DJ duo is based in L.A. and gained popularity in 2014. Their remixes with Imagine Dragons, Rihanna and many other notable names propelled them in original, progressive house music. They signed with Disruptor Management–a joint venture with RCA Records at Sony Music Entertainment–in October 2016. Robert Abisi, also known as Rob Gainley, was born in Boston, Massachusetts and Nick Shanholtz, also known as Dr. No, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Robert and Nick met through a mutual friend and began collaborating in 2014. They took on the stage name Lost Kings because they “felt lost” moving to L.A.

Lost Kings attribute their success to Hype Machine, a music blog that gave their music plenty of play. Their unofficial remix of ‘Latch’ by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith was played on Sirius/XM’s “Beats Per Minute” electronic/dance channel on their regular rotation. In 2015, Billboard premiered their official remix of ‘I Bet My Life’ by Imagine Dragons which peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the same year, Lost Kings released their debut EP, The Bad with Spinnin’ Records and their title record ‘Bad’ featuring Jessame reached No. 15 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart, gaining 4.7 million streams and one million video views. Additional singles from The Bad received over 15 million streams on Spotify. By 2016, Lost Kings had 13 No. 1 hits on Hype Machine and over 30 million plays on Soundcloud. The duo released their next EP with Spinnin’ Records, The Good in March 2016, reaching over 4 million streams on Spotify and then created an official remix of ‘Work’ by Rihanna featuring Drake.

Lost Kings appeared at numerous music festivals in 2016 and the following year released the single ‘Look At Us Now’ featuring Ally Brooke and ASAP Ferg. Now in 2019, Lost Kinds has released music with Wiz Khalifa and many more.

Emily Warren is a co-writer and the featured female vocalist on ‘Phone Down.’ She is best known for co-writing songs for The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Khalid and tons of other high-profile pop stars. Warren is an American singer/songwriter raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She signed to Dr. Luke’s label Prescription (Rx) Songs in 2013. Warren started performing regularly at an early age with her band Emily Warren & the Betters. The band members included Etienne Bowler and Marc Campbell, who eventually formed part of the band MisterWives after Warren disbanded the Betters upon signing with Prescription Songs.

Warren co-write the certified gold record ‘Masterpiece,’ the third single on Jessie J’s album Sweet Talker. The track debuted at No. 30 on the US Mainstream Top 40 and No. 65 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Warren followed up by collaborating with Scott Harris and co-writing four songs from Shawn Mendes’ platinum album, Handwritten. In 2015, Warren was featured as lead vocals on The Chainsmokers’ and Tritonal’s ‘Until You Were Gone.’ With Scott Harris again, she wrote the triple-platinum song, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ with The Chainsmokers, which later won a Grammy in 2017 for Best Dance Recording.

Following Grammy success, Warren co-wrote and performed vocals for platinum-certified hit ‘Capsize’ by Frenship, receiving over 400 million streams on Spotify. This marked Emily Warrens beginnings as more than just a songwriter, but as an artist in her own right. In May 2017, Warren released her debut single ‘Hurt By You’ which earned a place on Spotify’s US Viral chart and Global Viral chart. Two months later, Warren released her second single ‘Something To Hold On To,’ followed by the release of ‘Poking Holes’ in October 2017.

By November, Emily Warren was named one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in the music industry. One of the panel judges, Skylar Grey shared with Warren’s selection with Forbes stating, “Her sound and style of writing is so fresh, and I find a lot of other writers trying to emulate it. She’s young, but she’s been in the game for a while, so this isn’t some flash-in-the-pan writer. I think she’ll be killing it for a long time.”

In 2018, Warren released her solo debut album, Quiet Your Mind and is continuing to step into the spotlight as her own artist.

 

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〉Listen now: Phone Down (Justin Skolnik Remix) by Lost Kings and Emily Warren

〉More music by Lost Kings

〉More music by Emily Warren

〉Full list of songs featured in the Big Mouth soundtrack

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