Tiësto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Gabry Ponte Join Forces For Danceable Remake of Eminem’s 2005 Hit “Mockingbird.” Out Now on Musical Freedom.

    TiëstoDimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Gabry Ponte teamed up to take on a bold project–putting an electronic spin on Eminem‘s iconic hit “Mockingbird” from 2005. While remaking an Eminem track is never something to take lightly, the artists leveraged their collective 30+ years in production to craft a version that pays homage to the original and carves out its unique identity. Opening with a haunting xylophone solo, “Mockingbird” then ups the ante with heart-pounding four-on-the-floor bass combined with hardstyle-influenced synths that make for an absolute dance floor heater. The distinct nostalgic sound has seen a resurgence in the modern era, making “Mockingbird” a perfect follow-up to TiëstoDimitri Vegas & Like MikeDido, and W&W‘s “Thank You (Not So Bad)” from December 2023, which already gathered over 130M streams on Spotify alone. Furthermore, “Mockingbird” is already a highly anticipated release since Tiësto dropped it in his main stage set at Miami‘s Ultra Music Festival back in March this year.

    I’m thrilled to be teaming up with these incredible dance music artists to put our spin on an iconic early 2000s hit. This is one of those tracks that continues to get better with time, and I hope our version continues to breathe life into this incredible record.” – Tiësto

    This track has been an absolute monster in our sets lately, so we’re excited to give it an official release finally. Paying homage to a classic of this scale is always difficult, but we’re pleased to see the reaction so far has been so positive. Teaming up with Tiësto and Gabry in the studio is always a pleasure, and this one is extra special because it’s one of several big releases we’ve lined up for this year’s festival season.” – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

    Teaming up with legends like Tiësto and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is like pure energy! Taking Eminem‘s Mockingbird melody and weaving it into our new anthem is like adding rocket fuel to the dancefloor fire. The result? Pure energy that’s already blown up the dance floors at major festivals!” – Gabry Ponte


    GRAMMY® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon, Tiësto has over 8B global streams across platforms, 36M+ total record sales, 30M+ social audience and over 160M TikTok video views across users. The DJ and producer is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag#1 DJ according to Rolling Stone, and “The Godfather of EDM,” as proclaimed by Billboard. From his underground dance floor bangers to his high-profile Las Vegas residency and crossover success, Tiësto created the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world.

    Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

    Since their debut in 2007, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have been making waves with hits like “Mammoth,” “Tremor” with Martin Garrix, “The Hum,” “Higher Place” in collaboration with NE-YO, and “Hey Baby” with Diplo, all of which went Platinum and spent record amounts of time on the Billboard Dance charts. Further flexing their prowess, the brothers teamed up with Hans Zimmer to rework “Dead Men Tell No Tales” from the 5th instalment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Then teamed up with David Guetta and Kiiara on “Complicated,” which has over 170M streams on Spotify and more than 90M YouTube views, and released one of the biggest songs of the summer 2019 – “Instagram,” which also featured David GuettaAfro BrosDaddy Yankee, and Natti Natasha. Pairing these chart-topping accomplishments with a packed tour schedule that has included TomorrowlandEXIT festival, LollapaloozaUntoldCreamfieldsEDC Las Vegas, and more, the world has fallen in love with the duo’s high-energy performances and dynamic style. They have consistently been ranked on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs and became the first duo to take the #1 spot, further flexing their prowess by teaming up with hitters like Wiz KhalifaSnoop DoggMartin GarrixSteve AokiAfrojackFatboy Slim to Lil Jon, and remixing superstars like ColdplayLady GagaJennifer LopezThe ChainsmokersMajor Lazer and many more. Currently ranked #3 on the prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart, marking a decade-long reign in the top five of the Poll, the brothers have clearly shown they are among the most recognisable artists in dance music history. Constantly evolving with the times, clocking up 35 million fans on social media, combined with billions of music streams and video views of their live performances and music, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are certainly ones to watch for many more years to come.

    Gabry Ponte

    In 1998, he made waves with the debut single “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” alongside his band Eiffel 65, a chart-topping hit that sold over 8 million copies worldwide. Following this success, his solo career took off immediately, garnering the same level of acclaim from fans. His collaborations with LUM!X on tracks like “Monster” and “Thunder“, released in 2019 and 2021, have dominated the dance market, amassing millions of streams and earning multiple certifications, including 2 diamond records in France. Another standout moment is his collaboration with Aloe Blacc on “Can’t Get Over You“, released in December 2021. Aloe Blacc, renowned for his vocals on hits like “Wake Me Up” and “SOS” with the legendary DJ producer Avicii, brought his signature magic to this track. The year 2023 marked a pivotal moment for the Italian DJ producer as he made his debut at the prestigious Tomorrowland Festival, adding another milestone to his already impressive career. During the 2024 Tour, renowned venues in Italy such as the Forum in MilanInalpi Arena in Turin, and Unipol Arena in Bologna witnessed sell-out shows, hosting over 40,000 enthusiastic fans.

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