EDM artist Steve Aoki has issued a remix of Soundgarden's 1994 hit, “Spoonman”, in sync with a new commercial for telecommunications company T-Mobile.
The heavily-remixed tune provides the soundtrack to a new ad that will be broadcast during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
“HUGE honor to rmx @Soundgarden's Spoonman for @tmobile for the Olympics!!,” tweeted Aoki along with video of the commercial.
“Spoonman” was the lead single to Soundgarden’s fourth album, “Superunknown.”
Considered the Seattle band’s commercial breakthrough, the project delivered five singles – including “Black Hole Sun” and “Fell On Black Days” – while debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 5 million copies.
Soundgarden are currently writing new material for the follow-up to 2012’s “King Animal”
“I think we’ve got six solid tunes right now,” says drummer Matt Cameron. “We’re gonna get together in August for about a week, do more writing, and hopefully got five or six more going at that point. We’re off to a very good start.”
“King Animal” marked the reunited group’s first studio album in 16 years.
The project debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 83,000 copies.
On August 26, Soundgarden will reissue a pair of vintage albums on vinyl, including 1989’s “Louder Than Love” and 1996’s “Down On The Upside.”
HUGE honor to rmx @Soundgarden's Spoonman for @tmobile for the Olympics!! @JohnLegere https://t.co/xbtnKXyBKu pic.twitter.com/1LNsiaQUft— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) August 8, 2016
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