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The Chainsmokers' 'Kanye' (Steve Aoki vs. twoloud Remix): Exclusive Premiere

Steve Aoki and twoloud
Courtesy of Steve Aoki and twoloud

Steve Aoki and twoloud.

The Chainsmokers have been Dim Mak's breakout act of the year, so it's only fitting that label boss Steve Aoki lent his remix touch to their latest release.

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Aoki teams up with enigmatic production outfit twoloud on a main-stage-size reinterpretation of the New York duo's newest single "Kanye." The remix trades in the original's trap-inspired interludes for a more direct big-room approach, chopping and buoying L.A. duo SirenXX's vocal hook with stuttered snares en route to a muscular electro synth-driven drop.

"Since Steve was one of our early supporters, it definitely was a pleasure for us to join him in the studio for remixing the beautiful 'Kanye' by The Chainsmokers," twoloud said. "We had a lot of fun while working on it and the result was this more festival twist on the track."

The collaboration marks the first joint effort by Aoki and twoloud since the latter remixed Aoki and Linkin Park's "A Light That Never Comes" last year. Both artists have had a productive year in the interim, with twoloud emerging as one of Tiësto's favorite collaborators and a recent signee to his Musical Freedom imprint, and Aoki having released his second studio album Neon Future 1 last week.

Their "Kanye" remix will be available Oct. 24 (Beatport) and Nov. 11 (iTunes) through Dim Mak Records and Republic as part of a package featuring additional remixes from Reece Low and Riggi & Piros.


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