Gabry Ponte Teams Up With Robbie Rivera To Rework 2001 Classic

January 19, 2024 – Gabry Ponte, the GRAMMY©-nominated artist known worldwide for co-producing the globally acclaimed hit single ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’ as part of Eurodance act Eiffel 65, has teamed up with world renowned DJ and producer Robbie Rivera for a joint rework of his 2001 classic ‘Funk-A-Tron’. The original, released over twenty years ago, reached #14 in the UK Official Independent Singles Chart in 2002.


Please click here to listen to Gabry Ponte x Robbie Rivera – Hated On (Funkatron)

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Gabry Ponte and Robbie Rivera’s exhilarating update of ‘Funk-A-Tron’ does not mess about. Firing on all cylinders with the heavy kick drums, fiery vocal, pulsating bass and iconic riff, this modern rework is set to do damage on the 2024 festival circuit.


"I've always had a special consideration for Robbie Rivera and his energetic and infectious style,” says Gabry Ponte. “Introducing a new perspective to the incredible sound of ‘Funk-A-Tron’ without losing the charm of the original was made possible by staying close to Robbie in the production process, which was a dream. I hope fans of the original love this version just as much!"


‘Hated On (Funkatron)’ is available now on Armada Music.

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About Gabry Ponte


Gabry Ponte (over 15 Million Monthly Listeners on Spotify) is a DJ, Grammy-nominated, and Multi-Platinum producer. The artist has reached more than 3 BILLION streams on all platforms, and in 2022 the huge milestone of 2B streams on Spotify only so far. Together with Måneskin and Meduza, Gabry Ponte is one of the TOP3 most streamed Italian artists* in the world.


In 1998 he produced Blue (da ba dee), the debut single with his band Eiffel 65, which topped the worldwide charts and sold over 8 million copies; their first album Europop sold another 4 million copies. In the year 2000, they won the European Music Award as the “Best Italian Artist in the world”.


Meanwhile, Gabry starts his solo projects and his first singles and remixes storm the European charts. In 2014 enters the Top 100 DJs chart as #61, being one of the highest entries and the highest-ranked Italian and keeping himself at the top of the dance scene. His most successful collaborations include “Thunder” with LUM!X and Prezioso, "Can't Get Over You" with Aloe Blacc, "Call Me" with Timmy Trumpet and R3HAB, "The Finger" with Georgia Ku, and the summer 2022 hit "We Could Be Together" together with LUM!X and Daddy DJ, already GOLD record in Italy and The Netherlands. Among the last club releases we find collaborations with artists such as: Blasterjaxx, Justus, DJs From Mars,Vini Vici and official remixes for Sigala, Sam Feldt and David Guetta with his last global hit “I’m Good”.


Tracks such as Thunder and Monster, both diamond record in France, with LUM!X have amassed over 476M and 301M Spotify streams respectively while the collaboration with Timmy Trumpet, 'Mad World' has collected over 136M Spotify streams. The 6th of December Gabry Ponte has dropped his new single dedicated to Spotify Wrapped 2023: "Losing You – Spotify Singles", celebrating the iconic Police track "Every Breath You Take" 40 years since its release and gaining a placement in Times Square.


Gabry boasts hundreds of live sets made around Europe: From a live perspective, in just the first 9 months of 2023, Gabry Ponte performed 70 times in 6 countries, getting over 400,000 people dancing. A path in constant evolution, always looking for innovative sounds and ready to set on fire the dance floors around the world. 2023 is the year of the Tomorrowland Festival debut for the Italian DJ producer, which adds this milestone to his spectacular career. For the 2023/2024 Tour, Mediolanum Forum in Milano and Pala Alpitour in Turin, the most iconic arenas in Italy are official sold out, as well as the Scala show in London.

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Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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