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O2 & GoThinkBig present Le Freak (Nile Rodgers & Rudimental Remix)
- Track available to download and stream from 17th October, with all profits going to Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation and O2’s Think Big initiative
- 70 roles were made available for young people through GoThinkBig to help produce the track, create the music video and work behind the scenes at Nile Rodgers and CHIC’s concert at the Indigo at The O2 on 9th October, where the track was debuted for the first time
Grammy Award winning music legend Nile Rodgers and chart-topping Rudimental have today made their charity remix of disco hit Le Freak available to listen to on SoundCloud for the first time, nearly 40 years after it first went to number one on the US and UK charts. The behind the scenes music video for the remix can be viewed on GoThinkBig website and the track will be available to download and stream from the 17th October*.
The track was co-produced by young people from across the UK and shown for the first time at a special one off sold out Nile Rodgers and CHIC concert on 9th October – a show put on by GoThinkBig work experience.
Last month, GoThinkBig – a work experience initiative launched by O2 and Bauer Media – offered young people across the country a chance to join Nile and Rudimental’s ‘super group’. Successful entrants were picked by a panel of judges, offering applicants a unique opportunity to kick-start their career by landing a once in a lifetime work placement. A huge range of positions were made available from production to sound technicians through to studio managers, camera crew, stylists and box office.
Launched in 2012 by O2 and Bauer Media, GoThinkBig.co.uk is a website dedicated to helping young people gain valuable skills through work experience and careers advice. More than 250,000 young people use the site to browse work placements and by the end of 2015, the programme will have offered 30,000 experience and skills opportunities to 16-24 year olds.
The campaign follows in the footsteps of GoThinkBig’s partnership with Rizzle Kicks last year, where 75 young people in the UK were recruited to work on the set of the music video for their hit track Lost Generation. It was a huge success, with three of the young people gaining full time jobs from their roles.
For more information, visit www.gothinkbig.co.uk or follow @GoThinkBig using #GTBfreaks.
*The track will be available to download and stream from all major UK retailers including iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
[Photo by GoThinkBig young person Josh Edgington]