ONO SOARS TO THE TOP OF THE BILLBOARD HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY CHART WITH NEW REMIXES OF HER LANDMARK CLASSIC
WALKING ON THIN ICE
FEATURING EXPLOSIVE MIXES BY DANNY TENAGLIA, R3HAB, TOM STEPHAN (SUPERCHUMBO), DAVE AUDÉ, RALPHI ROSARIO, RICH MOREL, EMJAE, TEDD PATTERSON AND PETER RAUHOFER
THE SINGLE MARKS HER 11TH #1 BILLBOARD CHART-TOPPER
ONO continues her reign as dance music’s chart-topping mother of reinvention with the success of her latest remix offering “WALKING ON THIN ICE 2013”. The single soared up the BILLBOARD HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY CHART to grab the top spot in a top 20 featuring pop supernovas Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Selena Gomez, and Avicii, among others. It’s an impressive feat for the seminal pop culture icon, whose career trajectory has surprised and thrilled even her most ardent fans.
Following a decade of dance floor domination as her alter-ego ONO, Yoko Ono has established herself as a formidable presence on the club charts, holding sway with discerning DJs, clubbers and tastemakers worldwide. “WALKING ON THIN ICE 2013” – hits the pole position on Billboard.com on 10/3/13, with the magazine hitting the streets on 10/5/13 (issue date: 10/12/2013).
Originally recorded during the ‘Double Fantasy’ sessions with John Lennon, “WALKING ON THIN ICE” would be the last recording by John and Yoko — recorded on that fateful night of December 8, 1980. Released in January 1981, the pioneering electronic dance / post-disco / nu-wave hybrid would become ONO’s definitive masterstroke and one of her most accessible, best-known and well-regarded works. The searing anthem captured the kinetic pulse, tension, gritty nihilism and urban cool of 1980’s New York City that defined the times then and, in an acknowledgement to its timeless insights, continues to define them now.
MIND TRAIN and TWISTED RECORDS took this song to the top of the Billboard Club chart once before in 2003, kick-starting ONO’S streak of #1 BILLBOARD HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY chart-topping club hits including HOLD ME, TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE, MOVE ON FAST, WOULDNIT’ (I’M A STAR), GIVE ME SOMETHING, I’M NOT GETTING ENOUGH, GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, NO NO NO and EVERYMAN / EVERYWOMAN.
A decade on, the labels pair WALKING ON THIN ICE with an international cast of dance music innovators to reinvent the enduring landmark anthem befitting 2013, melding the classic with the contemporary – old school and new school – with blistering, chart-topping results. The new release was issued as an expansive, four-part digital green release (no materials used or abused), and includes essential high-octane re-rubs from Grammy-nominated house music pioneer and living legend DANNY TENAGLIA, Dutch EDM heavyweight R3HAB, Grammy-winning remixer/producer RALPHI ROSARIO, TOM STEPHAN (aka SUPERCHUMBO), dance/electronic and indie-rock master RICH MOREL (of MOREL, DEATHFIX and BLOWOFF fame), EMJAE, TEDD PATTERSON and DAVE AUDÉ (whose discography includes remixes and productions for Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, U2, Beyonce, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Coldplay and Pussycat Dolls, and more than 85 #1 Billboard Club Play Chart hits).
As a bonus, the fete also includes the exclusive Rob Di Stefano 2013 Edit of PETER RAUHAUFOR’S ‘FUTURE MIX’. The Grammy Award-winning house music DJ, producer/ and label owner, best known for his dance remixes of MADONNA, CHER, WHITNEY HOUSTON, BRITNEY SPEARS, MARIAH CAREY, RIHANNA, ADELE, PET SHOP BOYS and DEPECHE MODE, passed away in May after a long battle with brain cancer. Peter was a loyal supporter and fan of Yoko’s work and collaborated with her on several remix singles. ONO even performed at his long-standing Saturday night residency at The Roxy to a transfixed and elated packed crowd. She was deeply touched by his untimely death and, along with her label partners MIND TRAIN and TWISTED RECORDS, decided to include this new edit as a tribute, as well as make a donation to the American Cancer Society in his memory.
The slightest of glances at today’s world makes it clear that we’re, once again, WALKING ON THIN ICE.
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