The King is dead long live the King! The tragic loss of Michael Jackson, the biggest pop star of all time, caused mourning and sorrow all over the world. But inside the hearts of his countless fans his music will live on forever and continues to cover mankind with love and happiness. In honour of The King of Pop the German record label BigCityBeats in collaboration with renowned house producer D.O.N.S. will release an official cover version of one of his most remarkable tracks: Earth Song.
Based on a catchy melody, the lyrics evoke a deep sadness and emotional pain that is a stark reminder of the on-going environmental and poverty issues in the world. While Earth Song was not released in the US as single, the track became Michaels very first #1 hit in the German singles chart and is still his best selling release in the UK.
Oliver Goedicke, better known as D.O.N.S., is a veteran of the German house scene. His debut single Drop the Gun was the very first release on famous Kontor Records in the mid 90s and found strong support across clubs and radio stations which led to an entry into the German singles chart. This first strike was succeeded by a row of follow ups like Pump up the Jam, Big Fun or hits on his own label Kingdom Kome Cuts like Night Train and You Used to Hold Me.
Whilst his remix talents were called upon by artists such as Bob Sinclar, Dirty South, Roger Sanchez and Erick Morillo. With the release of Earth Song D.O.N.S. becomes part of the BigCityBeats family, which will be complemented this autumn by DJ Sammy who contributes an igniting re-rub to the D.O.N.S. mix edit. DJ Sammy has gained legendary status in Spain by his MyClubroom Radio Show and his weekly DJ gigs on Ibiza and Mallorca.
An active international ambassador for HIV/AIDS charity Dance4Life; a role he shares alongside artists such as Tiesto and Fedde Le Grand, D.O.N.S. and BigCityBeats have teamed up with Dance4Life for the release of the record as a way of helping to expand the vision of the charitys work of inspiring, mobilising and uniting young people around the world to push back HIV and AIDS. This partnership will see D.O.N.S. and BigCityBeats donating a percentage of the income generated by the sale of Earth Song to Dance4Life.
Video Released September 13, 2010