The worlds of rock and dance music continue to do an interesting dance. Korn released a dubstep album in 2011, Tommy Lee has been DJing for years and Slash performed with Chuckie last year at Ultra Music Festival. The latest rock-dance pairing finds Swedish DJ/producer duo Dada Life — Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom — uniting with Sebastian Bach of ’80s/’90s rock band Skid Row for a new version of the twosome’s banger “Born to Rage.” A kinetic peak-hour EDM jam with the crowd-pleasing obligatory buildup, breakdown and drop, Bach’s vocals will appear on a brand-new release out April 8.
“Sebastian Bach was top of the list for us to work with on this track,” Dada Life told Big Shot via e-mail. “He follows the Rules of Dada and, of course, he was Born To Rage.”
Here’s an Instagram shot of Bach horsing around in the studio with Stefan Engblom during the recording of “Born to Rage”:
If you think about it the collaboration isn’t that big of a stretch for Bach. Though he’s known for fronting anthems like “I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild,” he has pushed himself beyond the rock world by appearing on Broadway (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show) and various reality TV shows (remember him on Celebrity Fit Club?!). Bach, who will release his next solo album, Give ‘Em Hell, on April 22 via Frontiers Records, excitedly broke the news of his track with Dada Life on Facebook. While reaction from Dada Life’s fans ran the gamut of politely interested to surprised online casinos, the consensus from Bach’s followers was a definitive two thumbs down.
“Sebastian Bach those two dorks are so taking away from your hotness! UGH,” commented one fan. Another added: “Who are these guys….they look ridiculous and so not rock n roll!”
Dada Life play Remembrance Festival in Miami on March 27. It’ll be interesting to see if Bach makes an appearance to hype the song and his new album.
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