YOOX Celebrates 8th Birthday with an Explosive Mix & Match of Music and Style!
Exclusive Duran Duran remix available only on YOOX.COM!
June 2008 - YOOX celebrates its 8th birthday this month with a mix of music, fashion and art to celebrate 8 years of achievement and focus attention on new and ambitious goals for the future. YOOX, known for their pioneering spirit of innovation and research, continues on this path with creative new initiatives for customers and fans, further evolving their one-of-a-kind online shopping experience.
Starting the first week of June, YOOX.COM will present a musical celebration starring eight artists, among them musicians and international DJs, joining together to create 8 musical tracks for this special occasion. The tracks will be exclusive to YOOX.COM and consist of three completely new songs and five remixes. ). From YOOX.COM’s actual birthday, June 20th, visitors to the site can listen to and download these songs, free of charge, for 72 hours (until June 22nd).
The highlight of this series is a Matt Helder’s (Arctic Monkeys) remix of Duran Duran’s “Skin Divers” (taken from the band’s critically acclaimed new album Red Carpet Massacre). This exciting new remix will be made available exclusively to YOOX customers in honor of the company’s 8th anniversary.
Speaking from their rehearsal studios in London, where they are preparing for their upcoming European run, bassist John Taylor said today “We are delighted to be working with YOOX as part of their 8th anniversary celebrations, as music and fashion have always been the two things closest to our hearts. We are also excited for people to hear this new Matt Helders’ remix of ‘Skin Divers’ – which is one of our favorite tracks on the new album. He’s really clever and has added something very special to the song.”
During an illustrious career spanning three decades, Duran Duran have remained at the forefront of popular music, consistently pushing the creative envelope, breaking new ground and fusing music, fashion and art with a unique sense of style and confidence. Since their inception, the band have sold over 70 million records, recorded countless hit singles, received numerous accolades, and have been presented with no fewer than five prestigious “Lifetime Achievement” awards (MTV Video Music Award, Q Magazine, The BRITS, Ivor Novello, Spanish Ondas). Their global presence, combined with the release of consistently strong material have long guaranteed them huge concert audiences on five separate continents. On their latest offering, Red Carpet Massacre, the band have hit an all-time creative high, writing and recording with producers Timbaland and Nate ‘Danja’ Hills, alongside today’s reigning king of pop, Justin Timberlake. Garnering them some of their best reviews to date, RCM has been described as “… a stroke of lightning captured on record… a triumph, a marvel, and a hell of a lot of fun.” (Nylon Magazine); while others have declared that “Sexy is back… and it’s got a posh English accent” (Blackbook).
Catch Duran Duran ON TOUR in Europe this Summer in support of their latest album:
21 June Odense, Denmark (Dyrskuepladsen)
22 June Copenhagen, Denmark (KB Hall)
2 July Smirnoff Experience in Paris, France with Mark Ronson
3 July London, England (O2 Arena)
5 July Liverpool, England (Echo Arena)
6 July Nottingham, England (Trent FM Arena)
7 July Birmingham, England (NIA)
10 July Lisbon, Portugal (Tagus Park – Super Bock Super Rock Festival)
12 July Zurich, Switzerland (Maag Music Hall)
13 July Vienna, Austria (Gasometer)
15 July Mantova, Italy (Palazzo Te)
16 July Rome, Italy (Roma Rock Festival)
18 July Ravenna, Italy (Pala de Andre)
19 July Milan, Italy ( Idropark)
20 July Jesolo, Italy (Spiaggia del Faro)
22 July Naples, Italy (Arena Flegrea)
23 July Reggio Calabria, Italy ( Piazza Indipendenza)
26 July Malta (Luxol Parade Ground)
More details on Duran’s European tour at www.duranduran.com.