Title: Better Off (Alone Pt. III)
Label: MER Recordings
In an unusual collision of forces, Norwegian superstar Alan Walker teams up with veteran producers Dash Berlin and British gaming sensation Vikkstar for “Better Off (Alone Pt. III),” for which the talented creative minds gave new life to one of the 90s most iconic dance tracks. “Better Off (Alone Pt. III)” contains the original’s catchy vocals together with a spotlight on the “I think you better come along” lyric, while progressive melodies and euphonious basslines are infused into the classic Eurodance beats to make for a unique combination of past and present. It is also the third installment of Alan Walker‘s “Alone” series, which began in 2016 with the title track “Alone” and continued with 2019’s “Alone Pt. II” with Ava Max. This meaningful trilogy shares a common thread of positivity and unity, encouraging listeners to support and look out for one another on and off the dance floor (you can find content related to the series under the #BetterComeAlong hashtag). On this project, Alan – known for always helping young talent, took Vikkstar – who was brand new to producing music, under his wing as part of his personal mission to lift up talented artists and bring their music to the world. The producers from Dash Berlin loved what Walker and Vikkstar were doing with the early versions of “Better Off (Alone Pt. III)” and wanted to get involved in it instantly.
“Teaming up with Dash Berlin and Vikkstar for ‘Better Off (Alone Pt. III)‘ has been a creative whirlwind. We’ve reimagined a beloved 90s gem, infusing it with a contemporary twist that’s bound to resonate with fans old and new. This collaboration embodies the magic of music – a fusion of nostalgia and innovation.” – Alan Walker
“Proud to be a part of this momentous team up with dance music icon Alan Walker and legendary YouTube phenomenon Vikkstar, together with Dash Berlin producers Seb & Eelke celebrating 25 years of their monster hit ‘Better Off Alone‘. Reborn and reworked as a magical future classic as part of Alan Walker‘s celebrated ‘Alone‘ saga, ready to make the whole world sing along with us once again.” – Ryan Fieret from Dash Berlin
“Dance music has been something I’ve loved for over a decade, simply as a fan. Meanwhile, attending festivals all over the world, from Tomorrowland to EDC Las Vegas to Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Alan and I have been friends for over five years, always making an effort to meet up whenever we’re in the same country. He encouraged me to venture outside my comfort zone and start DJing firstly, then to experiment with music production. Being able to work on this project with a close friend has been a great experience, with lots to learn. I’ve been quietly producing & working on my own music. I’m very excited that my first-ever release will be a collaboration not only with Alan but also with Dash Berlin. Both artists have a legendary reputation and it’s been an honor to join them.” – Vikkstar
Continuously delivering thumping beats and hypnotic records, 26-year-old Norwegian producer and DJ Alan Walker is truly a force to be reckoned with. With over 120 million followers across his social platforms, 9 billion YouTube views, and over 50 billion audio and video streams, the young artist from Bergen, Norway, is nowhere near kicking his feet up anytime soon. Alan Walker arrived on the music scene in late 2015 with his debut hit single “Faded,” garnering over 1.7 billion Spotify streams and a massive 3.5 billion YouTube video views. Being the 19th most-watched music video on YouTube, the single also left him with a BRIT Awards nomination for Song Of The Year, as well as a Norwegian Grammy win in the same category. After building a massive social following and releasing a string of successful singles like “Alone” and “Darkside,” collaborating with artists like Ava Max, Noah Cyrus, Sia, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay, the chart-topping debut album “Different World” arrived in late 2018 and is currently approaching 5 billion streams on Spotify alone. While holding a pristine track record, Alan has played over 700 headlining shows and festivals to date, including Coachella and Tomorrowland, in addition to selling out his worldwide arena tours, Aviation Tour, and Walkerverse Tour. In 2022 Alan released his third album, “Walkerverse Pt. I & II.”
Dash Berlin, the famous music project founded by BMI award-winning music producer Sebastiaan Molijn, has been delighting Trance fans from all over the world for more than a decade. Together with his youth friend and illustrious co-producer Eelke Kalberg, Molijn took the Dash Berlin collective to the top of the dance music world with a stunning DJ Mag top 7 position and some of the biggest Trance classics of all time, such as “Till the Sky Falls Down,” “Man on the Run” and “Waiting.” The Dash Berlin team is now back stronger than ever and ready for round two with new frontman Ryan, brand new music releases , and memorable performances at the world’s biggest festival stages and most celebrated venues. With chart-topping remixes for major artists such as Armin van Buuren, The Chainsmokers, Alan Walker, Hardwell, Zedd, and many others, Dash Berlin remains a household name in the ever-expanding dance music hemisphere.
Online Creator, and 1/7th of Youtube powerhouse the Sidemen – followed by millions, Vikkstar needs no introduction. His worldwide audience has been building for a decade, and DJ sets published on his YouTube channel have been met with universal praise, a feeling replicated by anyone who witnessed any of his live shows. If successful YouTubers and DJs have one thing in common, it’s connecting with an audience – and Vikkstar is proof that this is a transferrable skill. This is paired with a deep appreciation for the art form, an ear for good music, and a talent for track selection. He has been creating content for over a decade, but Vikkstar, as a DJ and artist, is just getting started – from playing shows around the world to releasing his own music.