Recently aired on BBC Radio 1, Rune RK1 premiered his radio edit of “No One Knows Who We Are” taking the Kaskade and Swanky Tunes collaboration down a more melodic road, adding energy where the original lacked and stripping the mix of its squealing electro house breakdown. The Danish producer, who cites his main influence as hip hop, adds layers of silky smooth melodies and a subtle kick beneath Lights’ vocal cut, turning the track from an awkward juxtaposition of two styles into a production that glows with delicate harmonies and a satisfyingly smooth breakdown.
Release Date: March 19th on Ultra
Listen to Rune’s 15 Minutes of Fame interview with Pete Tong on Radio 1 after the break.
Once a Dancing Astronaut stargazer selection, Michael Brun has finally found his way to production prominence. After making headway alongside Dirty South with tracks like “Rise“ and “Rift,” the Haitian youngster’s sound is now in high demand as he returns with his remix of Rune RK’s “Power Of You And Me.” Brun strikes back with his savory sounds and his signature melodic-progressive complexion, stamping the track as his own and making way for a massive Spinnin’ Records release.
As the hip hop/electronic crossover continues, the scene has seen an increasingly steady rise of Top-40 radio-friendly remixes of popular hip hop personalities. ENUR, Nicki Minaj and Goonrock’s collaboration “I’m That Chick” gets a dub-heavy remix from Rune RK that replaces the original’s poppy beat signature with cascades of white noise and an impossibly punchy breakdown. Progressive chord play works surprisingly well alongside Nicki’s equally punchy flow while electro builds and breaks transform the track from unlistenable pop drivel to something strangely satisfying.
While we are big fans of Rune RK’s “Teacup,” we’re not exactly sure how to interpret the single’s music video. It certainly isn’t what one would term a traditional house music video. However if you’re a fan of watching masked Scandinavian models smash up crockery, then this video is right up your alley. It is definitely a change up from the bikinis and beaches theme that we see in so many videos, but who says that is a bad thing? The single itself has been a huge success, having garnered strong support from Pete Tong, A-Trak, Kaskade and Avicii. We’re excited to see what else Rune RK has in store for us this year!
We’re sure all of you will have heard the house anthem “Destination Calabria” a thousand times. While Alex Gaudino ran away with the credit for that track, the original version of “Calabria” was actually by a Danish producer named Rune RK. His production talents have flown under our radar until now, but after hearing his track “Teacup” we’re definitely going to keep a close eye on his work. His new single is an absolutely brilliant house tune with an incredibly infectious melody. It has gotten a lot of support from A-Track and Avicii while also being named an Essential Contender by Pete Tong. In short, this is something you need to hear!