DJ Ashba ‘Let’s Dance’: Release date, features and all you need to know about former Guns N’ Roses guitarist's new track
'Let's Dance' has been mixed by Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi who earlier worked with world-renowned DJs like Steve Aoki, Diplo and Lil Jon
DJ Ashba, known for his time as the guitarist for the legendary rock band Guns N' Roses, is releasing a new single titled 'Let's Dance'; a mash-up of the rock and EDM styles. Ashba, who has also known for being the lead guitarist of the band Sixx:A.M, recently released a track of similar style titled 'Hypnotic'. Announcing the release of the song, Ashba wrote, "Let's Dance (feat. James Michael) 10.16.20. Who's ready??"
Let's Dance (feat. James Michael) 10.16.20— ΛSHBΛ (@DjASHBA) October 14, 2020
The track, as mentioned in the tweet above, will feature James Michael; the lead vocals and rhythm guitarist of Sixx:A.M. Available on Friday, October 16, 2020, 'Let's Dance' has been mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI. Pretolesi has earlier worked with world renowned DJs like Steve Aoki, Diplo, and Lil Jon.
Talking about the the upcoming single, Ashba said "On 'Let's Dance', my goal was to create the perfect blend of rock and EDM by laying down the foundation with an infectious hardcore dance beat, melodic guitars and topping it off with one of the best vocalists in rock. Now the party moves from Las Vegas to Miami, and James Michael is right there with this understated bravado sure to surprise our rock fans and hopefully capture the attention of club-goers around the world. I want to bring them all together for an amazing celebration."
Pretolesi added, "Ashba brings a new dynamic to dance music with his amazing live guitar element married with an electronic foundation that makes his sound incredibly unique," while Michael said, "To hear Ashba's incredible guitar work surrounded by the electronics of EDM showcases not only his skills as an artist but as a producer and writer as well. I was thrilled when he invited me to be a feature on 'Let's Dance'".
Ashba has released two solo records; 'Addiction To The Friction' (1996) and 'Eli Roth's Goretorium – Songs For The Demented Mind' (2012). He was played the lead guitar on all six Sixx:A.M. albums namely 'The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack' (2007), 'This Is Gonna Hurt' (2011), '7' (2011), 'Modern Vintage' (2014), 'Prayers for the Damned' (2016), and 'Prayers for the Blessed' (2016). With Guns N' Roses, which Ashba joined on March 23, 2009, he only appeared on the live concert film 'Appetite for Democracy 3D' (2014) before leaving the band on July 27, 2015.