With the success of Steve Aoki’s most release of “Bring You To Life (Transcend)”, a collaboration with Ultra Records/Ministry of Sound producer Rune RK featuring vocalist RAS, Dim Mak and Dancing Astronaut present the track’s official remix contest! If you are an aspiring producer of any genre, here’s your chance to turn this track into your own beast of a production. Whether it’s disco, drowned-out trap, drum and bass, high-energy electro, or a genre you just invented (Living-in-my-parent’s-basement-step), don’t be afraid to step outside the box. Push yourself and the envelopes (pun intended).
The competition ends on Wednesday, November 27th so head over to the official contest page, download the stems and dive right in. The grand prize winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 11th 2013 and have their remix released on Dim Mak Records.
2013′s two weeks of Halloween festivities have officially come to a close, and for New York City the spooky celebrations ended with a bang at Pier 94. With the help of the creators of Pacha NYC, RPM Events, one of Manhattan’s greatest concert venues morphed into an eerie electronic music powerhouse right along the Hudson River for Steve Aoki‘s Aokify America tour. Aside from the Dim Mak label head himself, the NYC stop featured Rune RK, Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame and special guest Pharrell Williams for two back-to-back nights of celebration and big room beats.
The Aokify crew performed Friday night at Hammerstein Ballroom, but Saturday’s show had double the space, which meant double the noise, cake, champagne and chaos. Kicking things off at 9 pm, Denmark’s own Rune RK opened the show. During the set Rune and Aoki dropped their brand new collab, “Bring You To Life (Transcend),” which set the tone for a night of insanity. The crowd drove towards the stage in masses, some decked out in head-to-toe body suits, others in neon paint and Halloween attire, and all with the grins of some very excited EDM fans.
Steve Aoki brings us a hilarious music video rendition of his latest collaboration, “Bring You To Life” with Rune RK and Ras. The upbeat tune strikes an appropriate balance between a radio-friendly and festival-oriented sound, and is out now on Dim Mak Records. Aoki is known for his uninhibited antics during his live shows, so it’s only appropriate his new Sol Republic-sponsored video reflects the same lighthearted humor. In the video, the Dim Mak chief introduces legendary Sweatin’ to the Oldies fitness star Richard Simmons. Clad in his signature vibrant 80′s wear, Simmons bounces to the beat of “Bring You To Life.” The two stumble into a magical warp that switches their identities as Simmons takes to the DJ booth and Aoki takes command of the fitness class.
Steve Aoki and esteemed Danish peer Rune RK have unveiled a vocal revisit of their debut collaborative stint for Dim Mak, “Transcend.” Initially unveiled in February as an instrumental offering, the duo returns alongside Ras to give this melodic peak time weapon the top line it was begging for from day one. In an echo of the festival-primed sound both Aoki and his Danish peer have kept in key throughout their respective careers, “Bring You To Life” breathes radio-friendly edge without dampening the impact of their notable collaborative energy.
Fresh off Spinnin’ Records, Rune RK‘s latest production has garnered mass support amongst the summer circuit since being released nearly two weeks ago. Distancing himself from his Kölsch alter-ego, Rune is already providing “Burning Boombox” with the visuals fitting for the summer tune’s lifecycle. Unveiling its official music video, fans are given insight to the track’s production process, artistic downtime in New York City, and orchestrated effected to illustrate the illusionary title.
Rune RK returns with his latest original output, “Burning Boombox.” Switching gears from his Kölsch side project, the Danish producer returns to big builds and even bigger melodies, framing the track with chirpy synth leads and a steel drum backbone. Dismissing the percussion driven drops of 2013′s festival season, Rune takes a more traditional route by imbuing “Burning Boombox” with charming synth driven energy instead of the endemic drum fills that have recently taken EDM by storm.
Danish super-producer Rune RK (also known by his melodic techno alias Kölsch) has returned to the friendly fold of Spinnin’ Records, which today previewed his forthcoming single “Burning Boombox.” It’s always fascinating to hear what strengths a producer can apply across genres, and it’s no surprise that Rune’s latest offering contains the emotive vocals and ear for melodies that have made his past outputs under all his aliases so memorable. Well-crafted builds and breaks bookend a soaring lead synth-driven drop that feels like a bit of a welcome throwback amid the current percussive drop climate. Far from sounding outdated, Rune’s careful attention to production detail has rendered a track that is refreshingly detailed in construction while being straightforward in approach.
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.