Definitive dance music icon Darude returns with riotous new anthem ‘Outlaws,’ his first single in over three years. Calling on House Body and vocalist Oskr, ‘Outlaws’ is the debut release to land on Darude’s freshly launched Vibing Out imprint.
One for unruly ravers, ‘Outlaws’ is an unorthodox fusion of electronic and uplifting sonics. A twanging guitar riff accompanied by the raspy tones of vocal powerhouse Oskr conjures raw, rebellious energy. With a raw dance-driven build, ‘Outlaws’ tantalisingly takes off into dynamic synth stabs echoed by ringing sirens that signal party-fuelled mayhem.
Darude is a name that needs no introduction. Turn of the century hit ‘Sandstorm’ became a global trance emblem smashing over 600 million worldwide streams and hailed as ‘one of the most iconic dance tracks of all time.’ Further chart-topping success would prevail in singles such as ‘Music’ and ‘Next to You’ taken from the 3x Finnish Grammy Award winner’s first of four exemplary studio albums. Tomorrowland, Parookaville, and Dreamstate SoCal are just a few of the world-class line-ups Darude has donned. In 2019 the DJ/producer had the honour of representing his homeland Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest, the biggest live music event on the planet.
A supreme example of the homegrown talents currently emerging from Finland’s music scene, collaborator Oskr is a multi-faceted singer, songwriter, and producer. Still in the dawn of his musical career, Oskr has already secured signings with the likes of Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings and scored over 1 million Spotify streams on his 2021 debut single ‘Lie.’
With over 25 years in the game, House Body completes the ‘Outlaws’ trio. The Finnish producer, DJ, songwriter and visual artist, channels inspiration from a concoction of old-school house, techno, and garage influences into his extensive catalogue of work, with the occasional nod to hip-hop and dancehall. House Body has co-production/writing credits with the likes of collaborator Darude, Nervo, Felix Jaehne, and Backstreet Boys, and is ever driven to create music for the mind, body, and soul.
Not only is Darude kicking off 2023 with new music, but the Finnish megastar will also embark on his latest creative venture with the launch of his audio and visual record label Vibing Out. Born of Darude’s weekly #VibingOut live-stream party hosted on Twitch, the label aims to showcase the same community-driven ethos, embracing new technologies and offering a platform to fresh electronic talents.
Darude, House Body and Oskr ‘Outlaws’ is out on 24th March, 2023, on Vibing Out.