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Multi-platinum-selling and ARIA award-winning electronic act PNAU has released a remix of Diana Ross and Tame Impala’s smash collaboration “Turn Up The Sunshine.” The track is featured on the recently released original motion picture soundtrack for Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, the No.1 global blockbuster from the biggest animated franchise in history.
The funk-fueled soundtrack, produced by 2022 Grammy Producer of the Year Jack Antonoff, features a star-studded line-up. Following the release of her 2021 hit album Thank You, Diana Ross and Tame Impala launched the soundtrack with their hit collaboration “Turn Up The Sunshine,” described by Rolling Stone as a “party-ready jam.”
PNAU is the multi-platinum-selling, award-winning electronic act of Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun, Vlossom, Teenager), Peter Mayes, and Sam Littlemore, famed for their extensive career born out of the underground clubs and festival dance floors of Australia. With a catalog of their own hits and multiple albums behind them, PNAU have enjoyed a powerful renaissance over the past few years.
PNAU found massive global success with their Elton John and Dua Lipa recording “Cold Heart.” The single was nominated for Song of the Year at the Brit Awards, picking up a Billboard Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song and delivering Elton John his first UK number one single in 16 years.
Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack celebrates a range of dazzling funk, disco, and soul classics with brand-new versions of some of the biggest hits of the 1970s from some of today’s hottest talent.
From St. Vincent’s new take on Lipps Inc’s 1979 hit “Funkytown” and H.E.R.’s rendition of Sly and The Family Stone’s 1967 smash “Dance to the Music,” to Bleachers’ version of John Lennon’s 1970 track “Instant Karma!” and Phoebe Bridgers’ interpretation of The Carpenters’ 1972 single “Goodbye To Love,” every track has been reimagined by each artist with thrilling results. And of course, Illumination’s Minions themselves star on the album, with their distinctive performance of the classic Simon & Garfunkel 1970s favorite, “Cecilia.”
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