DJ Regard literally got No Sleep making his new single with Ella Henderson.
It's the latest hit in the making from Kosovo-Albanian producer, best known for scoring two Top 10 hits in the form of Ride It (a re-make of the Jay Sean song of the same name) which hit Number 2 in 2019 and Secrets with Raye, peaking at Number 6 in 2020.
Now, he's back with a little help from British dance music's queen, Ella Henderson, for a frantic banger.
"I'm losing no sleep over you," Ella says in the chorus. "I'm good, I'm fine, my mind, my body, I shut my eyes."
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And it turns out that while making the song, Regard (real name Dardan Aliu) took the meaning of the song quite literally - staying up all night to finish the track when the idea popped into his head.
"I had such a good feeling about this song," he says, speaking exclusively to OfficialCharts.com. "I didn't fee [like] l I needed to stop or take any breaks, I was so focused on finishing it. When you know, you know, and don't stop the flow!"
While Regard and Ella haven't got into the studio together yet, the DJ shares that after collaborating on No Sleep, "I'm hoping we can get into the studio at some point in person to make more bangers though!
"I would love to invite Ella to one of my DJ sets. I can't say toooo much right now, but there are plans for something really exciting in the coming months I think the fans will enjoy."
While Regard has enjoyed Top 10 success before, he also says that the success of his biggest hit, Ride It, challenges him to outdo himself.
"I don't feel the pressure," he tells us, "I'm [always] challenging myself to make a hit bigger than Ride It!"
Another one of his biggest UK chart hits came from a link-up with Raye, who has become one of the most exciting artists in the world right now, following the viral success of her song Escapism., which this year became her first-ever UK Number 1 single.
Given how much Raye's star has risen - are there any plans for them to collaborate again?
"I’m always down to get back in the studio with Raye," Regard teases. "but she's so busy smashing it at the moment! I'd be very happy to make another banger with her!"
No Sleep is out now via Ministry of Sound