The Runners' Take New Direction with 'Smack'
It's 2014, and Florida-based production duo THE RUNNERS-known for their hip-hop smashes for the likes of Rihanna and Rick Ross-are taking a new direction towards dance floors everywhere. Today, Friday, April 18, they introduce their new style with "Smack," their modern-day interpretation of The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" and offering it as a free download as it makes it premiere today at This Song Is Sick. Says Nick Guarino of the influential outlet, "This song is a gritty electro house banger that doesn't let up right from the get go...screaming to shut down a club or festival." Check out the track here: https://soundcloud.com/therunnersmusic/the-runners-smack-free-download
Tomorrow night (Saturday, April 19), The Runners will receive even wider exposure via the UFC who will feature their"Smack-Travis Browne Haka Mashup" for contender Travis Browne's walkout during the main event taking place in their hometown Orlando, Florida. This is a huge point of exposure for The Runners as the fight is broadcast nationally on FOX and around the world. Download the mashup now here: https://soundcloud.com/therunnersmusic/the-runners-smack-haka-travis-browne-mashup-free-download
The celebrated production duo of Dru Brett and Mayne Zayne transported their inimitable style and patented "Miami Bop" to the center of the dance floor for the very first time in 2014. Given their track record as bona fide pop and hip-hop hitmakers, the pair stand poised to ignite a perspective shift in the clubs and beyond, bringing their intoxicating flavor to the game. Lifetime friends, Dru & Mayne began collaborating on tunes in 2000. They got the entire industry talking in 2006 after producing the quintuple-platinum smash, "Hustlin'" for Rick Ross. Soon, everybody from Lil Wayne and Chris Brown to Usher and Mariah Carey sought them out. They garnered a nomination for "Producer of the Year" at the 2008 BET Awards and even crafted music for television programs such as "America's Most Wanted." Other high-profile credits include Rihanna's multi-platinum singles "Cheers (Drink to That)" and "California King Bed" as well as Cher Lloyd's "Swagger Jagger." The boys even received a Grammy Award nomination in the category of "Album of the Year" for their work on Rihanna's Loud. However, they began to find inspiration from a different fountain altogether in 2011 partially influenced by Swedish House Mafia's One and the scene bubbling around it.
Incorporating their innate knack for a smash and fresh eyes on the scene, The Runners began fine-tuning their own sound. As a result, they channeled something slick, sexy, and soaring that's perfect for getting bodies moving from Miami to Madrid. Look for more from The Runners very soon.