Macklemore Hops On Netsky’s ‘Rio’ Grammy Winning Rapper Teams up with Electronic Giant for New Take on Single
Belgian producer and DJ Netsky today releases an explosive new take on his original single ‘Rio’, featuring Grammy winning rapper and performer Macklemore. Fully embracing the frenetic energy of the original, Macklemore’s flow fantastically overlays the original instrumentation, flexing the Grammy winner’s versatile ability over any BPM.
‘Rio’ takes influence from the ongoing Summer Olympic games – an event close to Netsky’s heart as he is the official music ambassador to the Belgian national team. The original track, a collaboration with Digital Farm Animals, appears on Netsky’s recently released studio album III – a record that marked the producer’s overture into the world of pop.
“I am so pumped to be on Netsky’s ‘Rio Remix’. I loved collaborating with Boris. Now we’re ready for the summer. Let’s go!” – Macklemore
One of Belgium’s brightest musical exports in recent history, Netsky released his eagerly awaited third album ‘3’ earlier this year and it is available to purchase and stream HERE. ‘3’ is a perfectly executed balancing act between Netsky’s roots in dance music and drum & bass, and blissfully happy, hook laden, intelligent pop, house, funk and electronica, littered with some incredible collaborations and special guests, including Emeli Sandé, Chromeo, Saint Raymond, Jauz and more. 3 is energetic, brash, a reflection of its producer’s discography, and yet simultaneously something new entirely.
The arrival of ‘3’ coincides with the start of a busy season for Netsky as he brings his critically acclaimed live show to fans globally.
The journey leading up to ‘3’ began last summer with the release of festival favorite, ‘Rio’. The Brazilian inspired track was a hit with specialist and daytime radio alike and was heard everywhere from underground raves, to muddy festival fields, to the soundtrack for BBC 1’s coverage of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. It will also be used throughout this year as the soundtrack to Netsky’s role as official artist ambassador for the Belgian Olympics Team whom he joined in Rio De Janeiro during their Rio 2016 campaign.