R3hab and Amba Shepherd team up for their dance cover of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

Dutch Moroccan DJ R3hab has given us a modern dance version of the iconic rock anthem by legendary grunge band Nirvana with Amba Shepherd taking vocal duties.

Renowned DJ/producer R3hab has kept fans busy dancing in their rooms during quarantine with a string of multiple releases every month, however, his latest release may be his most special yet. The Dutch Moroccan beatmaker has joined forces with dance vocalist Amba Shepherd for their modern dance take of rock band Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

Released via his imprint CYB3RPVNK, the cover features R3hab’s catchy beats and deep basslines paired with Amba’s sultry vocals. The nostalgic track is sure to become a festival favorite once the DJ drops it during one of his live sets.

R3hab says,

“Growing up, I heard all kinds of music. Some songs stuck out to me the way they became part of my youth. That’s what exactly this song is for me. ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ has always been special for that reason. Being able to work on something made by legends like Nirvana together with Amba was a great experience, and I hope our fans and listeners will enjoy it.”

Amba also says,

“I’m so excited about this new collaboration with R3HAB! I wanted to make an unexpected electronic version of the iconic track, so I recorded my vocal as an indie chill demo. Just keys, subtle paddy synths and beats, and I sent it over to Fadil. He produced such an incredible track, and this is when this collab was born. It was amazing to work with him, and I look forward to more music together soon.”

With publications such as Forbes and Billboard calling his talent “future of the craft”, Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3hab, has been a veteran of the EDM scene for the last eight years. In 2017, he released his debut album Trouble via his imprint CYB3RPVNK which has gained over a half-billion streams globally.

In 2019, he ranked #13 in DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 list, and has topped charts with singles such as ‘Lullaby’ and ‘Hold On Tight’ as well as releasing his second album The Wave. His ‘All Around the World’ with A Touch of Class became his biggest record, amassing over 200 million streams and achieving gold and platinum status in eight countries.

Amba Shepherd is no stranger to the EDM scene, providing vocals through high profile collaborations including working with Hardwell on ‘Apollo’ and ‘United We Are’ and Nicky Romero on ‘Dynamite’.

Her vocals have been heard at the large festivals in the world including EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland. A two-time International Dance Music Awards nominee, she has gained over 100 million streams and triple-platinum sales through her works.

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