The indie-pop outfit END OF THE WORLD has just released two more remixes for their song “One More Night” last Friday, July 21 with Australia-based DJ RYAN RIBACK and the Los Angeles-based electronic duo MAKO. The remixes are the latest of remixes for the song following the electronic group GREY’s premiere on Dancing Astronaut, and DJ TEP NO’s premiere on Popdust.
These new “One More Night” remixes come courtesy of two distinct, world-renowned acts in the electronic world. MAKO has taken the EDM scene by storm, with their first release “Beam” amassing more than 25 million views and streams, reaching #1 on acclaimed blog Hype Machine multiple times, and playing festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, EDC Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, Electric Forest, Electric Zoo. DJ Ryan Riback has been a rising one man force in the EDM world, having done remixes for Maroon 5 and Andy Grammar and reaching #5 on Australia’s ARIAcharts. He’s also become an international force, collaborating with artists from all over Europe and Australia, and performing at clubs and festivals in South Africa, England, Thailand, and so many more.
As “One More Night” continues to make its presence throughout the U.S. so does the band’s divergence in branching into the EDM/Dance music scene. Ryan Riback’s remix was made for the modern day club scene, with emphasis on Fukase’s smooth vocals. The soft, gradual build up to the song’s catchy chorus creates a contagious dance environment, and conveying the dramatics and storytelling pocketed in End Of The World’s shining single. MAKO’s remix establishes a more boisterous tone earlier on, bringing on the dancey rhythm before the vocals come in. Once Fukase’s vocals come in, they dance with the claps and synths throughout the chorus and bring conveys the most energetic interpretation of the song.
“One More Night” was the Tokyo-based group’s first step towards releasing music in the U.S. The theme origin for the band name End Of The World began at the lowest point of lead singer-songwriter Fukase’s life. Due to his continuous battle with mental illness, Fukase checked himself into a mental hospital at 17 years old and spent a year of his life in psychiatric care. In order to regain what had been lost in his life, he began fully enveloping himself in his music and found renewed life through penning his honest feelings into song. Years later, Fukase reconnected with a few childhood friends and began writing and playing music as a group. The result of these writing sessions created a unique blend of Top 40 pop-hooks with lyrics themed to subjects like atheism and anarchy. As a nod to Fukase’s history in the inception of his music, the band collectively chose the name SEKAI NO OWARI, which translates to End of the World. Despite the ominous name, it was a new beginning for the band.