Sitting atop the cream of the pop crop (RIHANNA, BRITNEY SPEARS, LADY GAGA, KATY PERRY, TAIO CRUZ, KYLIE MINOGUE, AND JENNIFER LOPEZ) YOKO ONO once again seizes the coveted #1 spot on the BILLBOARD HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY CHART with her latest dance floor reinvention “MOVE ON FAST” (THE REMIXES) (Issue Date: 3/12/2011). The single marks the influential pop culture iconoclast’s SIXTH consecutive #1 dance hit (and EIGHTH overall) following “WOULDNIT’ (I’M A STAR)”, “GIVE ME SOMETHING”, “I’M NOT GETTING ENOUGH”, “GIVE PEACE A CHANCE” and “NO NO NO”. It’s an accomplishment which few if any artists can boast.
“MOVE ON FAST” finds ONO rocking hard with an all-or-nothing fearlessness and galvanizing energy that focuses and flexes the raw, teeth-gnashing grit she and husband John (and their Elephants Memory backing band) were crafting in NYC’s roughhewn Downtown art and music scenes.
Originally issued as the b-side to the folksy Dylan-esque single “NOW OR NEVER” and culled from her landmark 1972 double album APPROXIMATELY INFINITE UNIVERSE, the song embodies the sprawling set’s offbeat pop/rock sound, which is laced with bop, big band swing, and razor-sharp feminist rock overtones. If “NOW OR NEVER” was a wistful wake-up call to a tuned-out, slacked-off America, “MOVE ON FAST” grabbed them by the scruff to shake them out of their collective stupor and shout “burn it at both ends” and “live for today”…a strident, rebellious and political statement from the avant-garde matriarch, which would foreshadow the rise of the punk movement that was still years down the road!
ONO enlists an international assemblage of dance music innovators to recast her galvanizing “call to arms” into a searing 21st Century club juggernaut, featuring vibrant re-rubs from DAVE AUDE, RICHARD MOREL, DIGITAL DOG, RALPHI ROSARIO, WAWA, DJ YIANNIS, EMJAE, TWISTED SOUND+VISION, CHRIS THE GREEK, TIMMY LOOP and newcomers NACHO & IVAN.
It’s the latest installment from ONO’s ongoing remix series campaign, which has seen the boundless art-rock visionary opening up her pandora’s box of original material for an eager generation of superlative cutting-edge artists to cleverly reinvent, including: FLAMING LIPS, PET SHOP BOYS, ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS, SPARKS, BASEMENT JAXX, JUNIOR BOYS, DANNY TENAGLIA, PORCUPINE TREE, STONEBRIDGE, CSS, BIMBO JONES, THE SLEEPY JACKSON, PEACHES, LINUS LOVES, CAT POWER and Oscar winning composer CRAIG ARMSTRONG.
To date, the groundbreaking series has spawned 2 critically-acclaimed remix albums –
YES, I’M A WITCH and OPEN YOUR BOX
And 8 #1 BILLBOARD HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY chart-topping hits including:
“MOVE ON FAST”, “WOULDNIT’ (I’M A STAR)”, “GIVE ME SOMETHING”, “I’M NOT GETTING ENOUGH”,
“GIVE PEACE A CHANCE”, “NO NO NO”, “EVERYMAN / EVERYWOMAN”
and the seminal anthem “WALKING ON THIN ICE”.
“MOVE ON FAST” (THE REMIXES) is available as three separate digital green singles (no materials used or abused) on
MIND TRAIN / TWISTED Records at iTunes and the TWISTED Records online store.