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03/10/2013

Yoko Ono IS QUEEN OF THE US DANCEFLOOR FOR THE 11TH TIME

YOKO ONO IS QUEEN OF THE US DANCEFLOOR FOR THE 11TH TIME WITH NEW REMIXES OF HER SEMINAL TRACK “WALKING ON THIN ICE” GOING STRAIGHT TO NUMBER 1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT DANCE CLUB PLAY CHART

Yoko Ono this week tops the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart for the 11th time!

Ono, 80, tops the chart with a plethora of remixes of her seminal track  “Walking On Thin Ice” which will be announced on Billboard.com today, October 3, with the magazine hitting the shelves on October 5. The Hot Dance Club Play Chart is the most authoritative dance chart in America, meaning that this week more American clubbers are dancing to Yoko Ono than to any other artist, whether that be the dance genre or the mainstream.

Ono said today: “Dancing is one thing that keeps us young. So let’s keep dancing even if it was just in our heads!”

“Walking On Thin Ice 2013” features remixes by Danny Tenaglia, R3hab, Tom Stephan (Superchumbo), Dave Audé, Ralphi Rosario, Rich Morel, Emjae, Tedd Patterson and Peter Rauhofer.

This year, also, Ono celebrated her 80th birthday and only last month released her brand new studio album “Take Me to the Land of Hell”, which received huge critical acclaim:

“Take Me to the Land of Hell has the attitude of an idealist, the idiosyncratic artistic leanings of one who’s always ploughed her own distinctive furrow and the musical worth of the cutting edge” – 4* Evening Standard

Sunday Times Culture – album of the week

Mojo – 8/10

Uncut – 8/10

Q – 4*

Clash – 8/10

The Guardian – 4*

The Independent – 4*

Evening Standard – 4*

Metro – 4*

Earlier this year, Ono also curated the hugely successful Meltdown Festival. Yoko’s curatorship is already being hailed as the best in the 20 year history of the festival which this year included a coruscating opening night performance by YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, and guest appearances by Ono with Cibo Matto, Peaches, Kim Gordon and a closing night collaborative performance with Siouxsie of “Walking On Thin Ice”.

Meltdown 2013 featured a huge cross–section of artists including Savages, Kim Gordon, Siouxsie, Cibo Matto, Bo Ningen, Thurston Moore, Iggy Pop, Deerhoof, Patti Smith, Peaches, Marianne Faithfull, Boy George, Patrick Wolf, Reggie Watts, Viv Albertine, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pussy Riot and Immortal Technique.

‘Walking On Thin Ice 2013’ is available as digital green releases (no materials used or abused) on MIND TRAIN / TWISTED Records on iTunes, Beatport and at all fine digital retailers.

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