One of YouTube’s most-subscribed stars, WENGIE, who collaborated with K-pop recording artist MINNIE of (G)I-DLEon their latest single ‘EMPIRE’ has reimagined the track with three epic remixes. The dynamic duo’s powerhouse vocals are transformed by three of dance music’s most elite female crew: DJ’s Ducky, JVNA and Soda. The girl-power anthem debuted last week at #22 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart and is the first-ever single entry into the chart for both WENGIE and MINNIE. The track received over one million streams on Spotify in less than a month and sparked a movement with it’s ear-catching trap-style beats. The official remixes are all released today worldwide on digital streaming platforms.
The original version has four official versions of the song: English, Hybrid (English and Korean), Korean, and instrumental. While a K-pop song at heart, “EMPIRE” represents female empowerment and unity as all artists involved have different global backgrounds: WENGIE is Chinese-Australian, MINNIE hails from Thailand, DJ Soda is Korean, DJ Ducky is San Francisco-bred and DJ JVNA is LA-based.
WENGIE: This song is all about empowerment and community coming together. I’m so honored to have such talented female artists like DJ SODA, DUCKY, and JVNA add their unique touches on the remixes of ‘EMPIRE’.”
Ducky: “The whole point of this remix is to make you lose your mind! I was so excited when they sent over the stems for this – I knew what I wanted to make right away, because it’s this totally badass song and I could also hear how cute it would be when I sped it up. Cute and badass, my exact vibe! So it’s this total hyperspeed turn-up track, but still a battle anthem for when you came to flex. I’m so stoked to premiere my remix for ‘EMPIRE’ – check it out!”.
JVNA: “Huge shout out to WENGIE & MINNIE for letting me remix this one. I took an emotional and bass-heavy approach with this track. It is a badass experience being able to remix such an empowering song for two dope female role models I look up to.”
Soda: “I participated in the remix because I thought that meeting with global creator WENGIE, and MINNIE, a member of (G)I-DLE, the most popular girl group in the k-pop scene these days, was worth a collaboration. The song blends well under the theme of Girl Crush, even as the two artists’ solid identities are felt. Anyone exposed to this music and video will be able to directly feel through the eyes and ears that the new paradigm of K-pop has arrived.”