Royal Blood have unveiled their first ever official remix, which sees the international DJ and producer Purple Disco Machine putting his own inimitable spin on their current hit single “Trouble’s Coming,” the Brighton, U.K. rock duo’s first new music in three years. Listen here and watch the accompanying visual below.
Inspired by its tight, insistent grooves, the renowned remix maestro plays up those elements to reinvent “Trouble’s Coming” as a slick, modern disco smash. From the stirring soul of the opening female backing vocals to the gleaming mirrorball synths, Purple Disco Machine’s inspired mix switches the track’s atmosphere without losing the essence of what made the original so memorable.
Purple Disco Machine – real name Tino Piontek – has, in the words of Mixmag, forged a reputation as “a hard-hitting one-man disco army.” Commanding over 7 million monthly listeners at Spotify, his in-demand remix skills have resulted in inventive twists on tracks from artists as diverse as Dua Lipa, Foals and Diplo. His nu-disco flair also stands out in his own tracks, ranging from his breakthrough “My House” (one of Beatport’s all-time biggest sellers) to “Devil In Me” and his recent single “Hypnotized”. He’s now preparing for the release of his forthcoming second album.
The original version of ‘Trouble’s Coming’ is already approaching 6 million streams, earning the cover of ROCK THIS, Spotify’s flagship global rock playlist while breaking the Top 20 at the Alternative and Active Rock formats in the US. In the U.K., the track debuted as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record and hit Radio 1’s A-list. The media has immediately embraced the return of Royal Blood:
“We don’t have anywhere to strut our stuff these days but if we did, we’d be out there stomping around to this delicious new release from Royal Blood. ‘Trouble’s Coming’ is cloaked in a menacing glamour. Trouble may be coming but when it sounds this good, who’s complaining?” – E!
“Royal Blood bring big riffs to the dance floor on ‘Troubles Coming.’ The British duo injects a bit of dancefloor energy into their hard rock sound on their new song. Headbang-worthy bass and drum attack.” – Rolling Stone
The track’s profile was boosted by the release of its official video, which was directed by Dir. LX, best known for his work with U.K. rap and grime icons such as Dave, Bugzy Malone and Kojo Funds.