LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 9, 2014) - Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ Steve Aoki joins forces with Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park to release the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP January 21 on Warner Bros. Records/Dim Mak Records. For the package, Aoki and Linkin Park enlist a diverse pool of producers to remix their massive hit collaboration "A Light That Never Comes." Featuring renditions from Rick Rubin, Vicetone, Angger Dimas, Coone, twoloud, and Brian Yates, the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP takes the original electro/rock hybrid and flips it into the worlds of dubstep, house, hardstyle, and beyond.
On the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP, each individual remix reflects a distinct take on the original and explores the wide space of electronic music. Legendary producer Rick Rubin brings a hip edge to his version, mixing tribal drums and sharp electronics. Vicetone does double duty with two featured remixes that display frenetic intensity. Aoki's personal favorite remix comes from twoloud, whose progressive house sound bangs louder than ever.
Dim Mak's own Angger Dimas provides one of the most unique contributions on the EP. His mix of electro/progressive house and world bass takes "A Light That Never Comes" to almost unrecognizable heights. Coone, Dim Mak's first-ever hardstyle artist, brings a heavy touch to the track, mixing his signature hardstyle kicks and thumping bass. The package also includes a remix from producer Brian Yates, the grand prize winner of a recent "A Light That Never Comes" remix contest from Indaba Music and Microsoft Surface.
The complete track listing for A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP from Linkin Park & Steve Aoki is as follows:
1. A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Rick Rubin Reboot)
2. A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Vicetone Remix)
3. A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Angger Dimas Remix)
4. A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (twoloud Remix)
5. A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Coone Remix)
6. A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Vicetone Remix Dub)
7. A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Brian Yates Remix)
About STEVE AOKI:
Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak has broken bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons, and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has nearly 500 releases to date. As a solo artist, Aoki has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. In 2012, Aoki took his incredible career to the next level with his first proper full-length release Wonderland (Ultra Music/Dim Mak), followed by Wonderland Remixed, and his live concert DVD Deadmeat: Live at Roseland Ballroom, along with various singles, remixes and EPs, all of which brought together a lifetime's worth of passion for bands, DJs, and artists of all stripes. Aoki also headlined the successful Deadmeat North American Tour in 2012, which boasted over 50 tour dates resulting in his being named Pollstar's highest grossing dance act for the first half of the year and landing him a cover feature. Currently, Aoki is working on his follow-up album Neon Future, scheduled for release in 2014 via Ultra Music/Dim Mak, and is touring on his Aokify America North American Tour this fall featuring Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, and special guest Pharrell Williams (on select dates). His most recent releases include: new single "Bring You To Life (Transcend)" with house producer Rune RK featuring vocalist RAS, out now on Dim Mak Records; the massive Linkin Park collaboration "A Light That Never Comes," out now on Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. Records; "Boneless," a collaboration with Chris Lake and Tujamo (Ultra Music), which hit #1 on Beatport; and several upcoming projects for Dim Mak and Ultra Music.
About Dim Mak:
Since the label's inception in 1996, Dim Mak has thrived on a commitment to preserving a boundless, forward-thinking music community. Everything about Dim Mak stems from founder Steve Aoki's "Do It Yourself" ethos to morph and move with the industry's ever-changing tides. It all started with a 7-inch record from obscure, SoCal hardcore ensemble Stickfigurecarousel in 1996. Dim Mak has since put out over 500 releases to date and has broken artists from The Kills, Battles, Bloc Party, The Gossip, Klaxons, The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT, Felix Cartal, Datsik, and more. Dim Mak's current roster boasts major releases from Clockwork, Angger Dimas, Azari & III, Keys N Krates, Dirtyphonics, and many more. For the last 10 years, Dim Mak has thrown the now iconic weekly Dim Mak Tuesdays events at Dim Mak Studios in Hollywood, CA. Dim Mak has created a platform for many cutting-edge artists like Afrojack, Zedd, A-Trak, Lady Gaga, Borgore, Travis Barker, Kid Cudi, Justice, and Zeds Dead amongst many others to break out into the world of music.
About Linkin Park:
Linkin Park is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of co-lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda -- co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook -- with over 55 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 -- no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and, with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has raised over 5 million dollars for victims of natural disasters and environmental projects.
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