Following the release of Avicii’s remix of Faithless’ seminal classic ‘Insomnia’, the legendary band have shared an iconic new video – a full twenty years after the official video was first released.
Compiled from footage of Faithless and Avicii’s performances at both Serbia’s Exit Festival and Tomorrowland in Belgium earlier this summer, the video captures the all-out euphoria of ‘Insomnia’ being performed live. Complete with incredible lighting and staging, the image of Maxi Jazz transfixing the crowds from the front of the stage with his trademark, enchanting lyricism remains both powerful and resonant. A tribute to Faithless’ extraordinary 20 year career and their continued influence on the wider dance music world, the new video to Avicii’s remix showcases the band back at the very height of their powers.
UK based electronic music group, Faithless, is celebrating its remarkable 20 year career with the release of a special remix album, “Faithless 2.0”, out on October 2nd (RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment U.K.) and available for pre-order now at all digital retail providers.
Throughout the band’s journey over two decades, Buddhist rapper, Maxi Jazz, multi-instrumentalist, Sister Bliss, and producer, Rollo Armstrong, have recorded six studio albums with total sales exceeding 15 million records worldwide. From headlining major festivals such as Glastonbury and Coachella to sold-out international tours, and creating classic electronic anthems like “Insomnia”, “Mass Destruction”, “We Come 1”, and “God Is A DJ”, Faithless has become one of the most iconic dance acts of all time.
Calling on the great and the good of electronic music (those they’ve both inspired and been inspired by along the way) to remix their catalogue, Faithless have enlisted; Avicii, Tiesto, Flux Pavilion, Above and Beyond, Booka Shade, Claptone, High Contrast, Eric Prydz, Purple Disco Machine and Armin Van Buuren to provide their own takes on classic Faithless material. The album will serve as a platform to showcase up and coming talent, and will include some brand new Faithless music, as well as an array of standout tracks including Avicii’s rework of the legendary “Insomnia” titled “Insomnia 2.0”.