DJ Regard


Dardan Aliu​, professionally known as ​DJ​ ​Regard​, is a ​DJ​ from Kosovo. His 2019 single “​Ride It​” is a ​remix​ of ​Jay Sean​’s 2008 song, which became a viral sensation on ​TikTok​ and has since achieved international success.

He released a ​house​ cover of the ​Jay Sean​ song “​Ride It​”. The cover rose to prominence after it received 4.1 million views on ​TikTok​. DJ Regard was signed to the ​Ministry of Sound​ and “Ride It” was released in July 2019. The single topped the Spotify Viral chart in the US, and eventually had over a million plays on Spotify. By the end of August 2019, the song had been stream over 2.4 million times in the US and entered the ​Billboard​ Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart at number 21. The single received heavy airplay in the UK, on ​BBC Radio One​, the ​BBC Asian Network​, ​Kiss FM and ​Hits Radio​. It eventually reached number 1 in the Ireland singles chart, number 2 on the UK singles charts, and number 3 in Australia. The Head of Music Partnerships at TikTok Europe highlighted Regard’s success as a “great example of how TikTok can support artists by providing a platform to promote their songs to a global audience.” Regard is booked to play the BBC’s ​Top of the Pops​ New Year’s Eve special with Jay Sean, on 30 December 2019.