Two of the world’s preeminent names in global dance music, MK & Dom Dolla, are set to release the most anticipated track of the 2023 – ‘Rhyme Dust’. It was, in the end, a tidal wave of fan appetite and demand that reshaped record label plans and brought the track to the forefront of 2023. In the case of ‘Rhyme Dust’ – the fans won.
‘Rhyme Dust’ was unofficially unveiled in July 2022 when Dom Dolla and MK began road testing the track on the world’s biggest stages including Creamfields, EDC, CRSSD, Ushuaia, Printworks, Brooklyn Mirage. The collaboration was reshaped and refined taking various iterations, each version however continued to elevate the iconic sample from Q-Tips ‘Breathe & Stop’, a much loved hip hop classic.
On November 24th 2022, Dom Dolla made his Selected Sessions debut, positioned on the rooftop of a high rise apartment building in Belgrade, Serbia. Among the 1.5 hours of music performed, one track caused an unprecedented fan reaction – Rhyme Dust. Within 24 hours ‘Rhyme Dust’ had found an insatiable audience on Tiktok. The hashtag #rhymedust was viewed over 8M times, and a ripped audio version broke into the top 5 Soundcloud viral charts.
By January 2022, the fan demand for ‘Rhyme Dust’ became so intense, MK and Dom Dolla requested all enquiry be directed to management. This ‘tongue-in-cheek’ comment gathered more momentum causing an avalanche of DMs, comments and emails directed at both artist’s teams furiously demanding a release date.
Dom: “Marc and I have been friends for a few years now, his influence on me as a producer and DJ over the years is immeasurable. Getting the nod from Q-Tip himself is something I’m very grateful for. As a combination, this rude tune has a very special place in my heart.”
MK adds: “Dom and I wanted to make a song together because we both respect and love each other’s work. It started out as something fun just to play in our sets, then we got bullied by the public to release it. So here it is, enjoy!”
‘Rhyme Dust’ is a genre bending ear worm. It is as much an homage to classic hip hop as it is a house record. Its distinctive qualities has made it instantly recognisable, crowds can be heard singing it back at live shows word for word. ‘Rhyme Dust’ is a true collaboration and a melting of minds between two of the most prolific producers in dance music today.
About MK: MK (real name Marc Kinchen), is a renowned record producer and DJ hailing from Detroit. With over 1 billion global streams to his name, he is considered one of the first superstars of house music. MK’s hits such as „Burning,“ „Always,“ „4You,“ and his classic reworks of songs like „Push The Feeling On“ by Nightcrawlers helped define the deeper shade of US House and have influenced producers worldwide. After a stint working with big names like Quincy Jones and Will Smith, MK returned to the dance music scene and produced several successful remixes including Storm Queen’s „Look Right Through,“ which hit #1 in the UK singles chart in 2014. He swiftly followed this up with multi-platinum hits “17, “Piece Of Me” and “Back & Forth”, and more recently made a career-affirming appearance in the new Jaguar F-Pace TV campaign, before dropping his “Teardrops” single featuring OVO’s Majid Jordan, reworking Celeste’s “Stop This Flame”, and collaborating with super producer BURNS and Teddy Swims on “Better”. MK continues to sell out headline shows across the globe and was recently announced on 2023’s editions of Coachella [Sahara Tent], Bonnaroo, Reading, Leeds, Longitude, Creamfields and more.
About Dom Dolla: Dom Dolla, 2022 was a career defining year, breaking out with the highly anticipated single ‘Miracle Maker’ ft. Clementine Douglas. Named as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ and entered Spotify Viral Top 50 across 10 markets including the US, UK and Australia. The single amassed over 20M global streams in its first six months and was supported by Solomun and Patrick Topping. Dom Dolla’s catalog continues to accumulate over half-a-BILLION streams, with 2x Platinum & 2x Gold Certified Singles, 2x Beatport #1’s and includes remixes for Rufus Du Sol, Dua Lipa and Gorillaz ft. Tame Impala. Dom sold out debut headline shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Brooklyn Mirage, LA Shrine Expo Hall, performed at Coachella’s iconic Sahara Tent, closed Coachella’s Do-Lab stage, mainstage at EDC Las Vegas, and performed in front 35,000 people welcoming in 2023 in his home town Melbourne, Australia.