NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) - Big Beat recording group Rudimental has announced their new single, "Free (Feat. Emeli Sandé)" along with the official video featuring an inspirational extreme sports athlete, Jokke Sommer, best known for pioneering flying in a 'wingsuit,' gliding through the air around the Eiger mountain in the Alps -- now available for streaming via http://youtu.be/KDPW_g2AhAU. The track -- featured on the award-winning drum 'n' bass outfit's acclaimed debut album, "HOME" -- currently on sale (http://smarturl.it/rudimental) -- will be supplemented by a number of exclusive remixes. The "FREE" EP will be available on the iTunes Store and other leading DSPs on November 18th.
The "FREE" EP is preceded by the extraordinary Nas remix, "Free (Feat. Emeli Sandé & Nas)," which recently premiered on Jay Z's Life +Times (http://lifeandtimes.com/lifetimes-premiere-rudimental-ft-emeli-sande-free-nas-remix), earning immediate acclaim from Complex and Rap-Up.com, which noted, "Nas uplifts with his powerful words, while Emeli drives it home on the soulful chorus." In addition to the one and only Nas, the "FREE" EP also includes stellar dance remixes by Maya Jane Cole, Roy Davis Jr., and Jack Beats.
Rudimental will follow a successful run of US summer festival appearances with a number of much anticipated North American live dates (see itinerary below). The tour features both headline dates -- including two sold out New York City shows: Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 6th and NYC's famed Bowery Ballroom on November 7th -- as well as eagerly awaited sets at Asheville, North Carolina's Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit on October 27th and New Orleans' Voodoo Experience, slated for Saturday, November 2nd. For full details, please visit www.rudimental.co.uk.
Hailed by Mixmag as 2012's "Star of the Year," Rudimental has earned widespread applause for their dazzling sonic vision, a stunning sound clash of live instrumentation, eclectic beats, and soulful songcraft. "HOME," the group's brilliant debut album, entered the British charts at #1 (and Australian charts at #2) and has just been honored with the UK's prestigious MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award for 2013's "Best Album." Released in the US earlier this summer, the album includes a string of brilliant singles, including "Hell Could Freeze (Feat. Angel Haze)," "Not Giving In (Feat. John Newman and Alex Clare)," the UK #1 hit, "Waiting All Night (Feat. Ella Eyre)" and the worldwide smash, "Feel The Love (Feat. John Newman)." Named as iTunes' "Dance Song of the Year" for 2012, the latter track proved a full-scale phenomenon upon its initial arrival, entering the UK Singles Chart at #1 before spending 11 consecutive weeks in the Top 10. As if that weren't enough, "Waiting All Night" and "Feel The Love" have both been top 5 favorites around the world, with the latter earning 3x platinum certification from Australia's ARIA.
In addition to their massive popular breakthrough, the group has drawn widespread critical applause for their energizing live shows, with The Source praising their recent performance at New York's Central Park Summerstage for "(keeping) a captivated crowd jumping throughout their set." Furthermore, SPIN named "HOME" one of their "SPIN Essentials," declaring in an 8-out-of-10 lead review that the collection "belongs to a proud tradition of British albums bridging underground and pop: Roni Size and Reprazent's 'NEW FORMS,' Massive Attack's 'BLUE LINES," Tricky's 'MAXINQUAYE,' Goldie's 'TIMELESS,' Basement Jaxx's 'REMEDY'... There are absolutely zero boring moments here, and the details are often transcendent... 'HOME' is a sumptuous, thrilling experience."
Rudimental have also been recipients of a stunning array of major awards nominations. The Hackney-based foursome is currently among the nominees for three MTV Europe Music Awards, including "Best PUSH," "Best UK & Ireland Act," and the ever-influential "Best New." What's more, Rudimental is one of the first ever YouTube Music Awards nominees, named in the "YouTube Breakthrough" category honoring the breakout new artists who experienced the year's biggest growth in views and subscribers. Voting is open now at www.youtube.com/musicawards; the 2013 YouTube Music Awards, presented by Kia, will be announced on November 3rd.
Furthermore, the distinctive "Feel The Love" companion video clip was named "Best Music Video" at this year's LA Shorts Fest. The award-winning video has received more than 27 million individual views at Rudimental's official YouTube channel, located at www.youtube.com/rudimentaluk.
Rudimental is: Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and DJ Locksmith.
RUDIMENTAL ON TOUR:
10-27-11/7 Headline Dates
10/27 - Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis
11/2 - New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
11/5 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11/6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/7 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
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