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Yoko Ono's Remix of 'Give Peace a Chance'

Yoko Ono- for the Grateful Web

Following the milestone success of her two consecutive #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart singles "NO, NO, NO" (THE REMIXES) and "GIVE PEACE A CHANCE" (THE REMIXES), seminal pop culture icon YOKO ONO closes 2008 as Billboard's #4 Hot Dance Club Play Artist of the Year. Her chart-topping remix singles (both issued on MINDTRAIN/TWISTED Records) seized the #4 ("No, No, No") and #20 ("Give Peace A Chance") spot, respectively, on Billboard's 2008 Year End Top 50 Hot Dance Club Play Tracks.

With another successful year under her belt, ONO kicks off 2009 with the long-awaited digital release of "GIVE PEACE A CHANCE" (THE INTERNATIONAL REMIXES) - the final installment of the avant-garde visionary's series of three digital-only, environmentally-friendly "green" remix singles.  Available February 18th on MINDTRAIN/TWISTED Records (Yoko's birthday!), the potent set includes electrifying reworks of the landmark world peace anthem which has been re-recorded by the tireless humanitarian as an uplifting poetic narrative resonating with a sense of urgency and optimism.

Speaking to today's worldwide tumultuous political, social and environmental climate, ONO transforms the timeless rallying cry into a galvanizing and timely global message of hope, inspiration and limitless possibilities in a time of change.

The poignant and evocative collection features a diverse assemblage of, established and emerging, international dance/electronic music innovators such as CSS (BRAZIL), KARSH KALE (INDIA), TSZPUN (CHINA), KIMBAR (RUSSIA),  DEATH IN VEGAS' RICHARD FEARLESS (ENGLAND), DJ MEME (BRAZIL), BLOW UP (ITALY), ALEX SANTER (GREECE), and FINDO GASK (SCOTLAND).

Yoko Ono's 'Give Peace A Chance' (The Remixes)

Ono''s Give Peace A Chance (The Remixes)- for the Grateful Web

Following the massive critical  and commercial success of Yoko Ono's ambitious remix collections –  YES, I'M A WITCH and OPEN YOUR BOX (MINDTRAIN/Astralwerks)  which paired the seminal performer with the 21st century underground -   ONO readies for the digital release of "GIVE PEACE A CHANCE" (THE REMIXES). The new release (available at Beatport.com and now at the iTunes Music Store) commemorates the 39th anniversary of the world peace anthem's historic June 1, 1969 recording.  The song was recorded during John Lennon and Yoko Ono's infamous week-long "Bed-In For Peace" in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada.  

The enduring, landmark song has been re-recorded by ONO as an uplifting, poetic narrative resonating with a contemporary sense of urgency and optimism. The timely release speaks to today's tumultuous political, social and environmental climate.  And with it, Ono - the tireless humanitarian - offers a poignant and evocative mantra that is a song of hope, inspiration and limitless possibilities in a time of change.
 
For this important milestone release, MINDTRAIN Records again partners with legendary dance label TWISTED Records. Together they issued ONO's #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart-toppers "WALKING ON THIN ICE" (The Remixes) and "EVERYMAN / EVERYWOMAN".

Concurrent with the release of "Give Peace a Chance," MINDTRAIN/TWISTED has  also digitally issued the highly sought-after and previously unreleased  mixes of ONO's #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charting single "NO,  NO, NO" (THE REMIXES) and #2 charting "YOU'RE THE ONE" (THE REMIXES).  "No, No, No" includes superlative reconstructions from international superstars Linus Loves, Tom Novy, Eric  Kupper, Friscia and Lamboy, Peter Bailey and more.  "You're The One" (which was the #6 Billboard Dance track of 2007) includes vibrant re-workings by Bimbo Jones, Richard Morel (aka Morel),  Friscia and Lamboy, and Claude Le Gache.  
 
Already the Hot Shot Debut and #1 Breakout, The Give Peace A Chance remixes now enter the Top 10 (#10 with a bullet) on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart. The releases thus far are part of a series of three digital-only, environmentally-friendly "green" singles, the third of which will feature a diverse assemblage of international dance/electronic music innovators, galvanizing the familiar and timeless rallying cry: "All we are saying is GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!"

Click to Stream "Give Peace A Chance" (Part I, The Remixes)