While some of you may not have heard his name, you have certainly listened to the music of Fred Rister. The ASCAP-Award and Grammy-Award-winning producer/composer is a longtime collaborator with David Guetta, generating chart-topping dance and pop hits with The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Kid Cudi, Ludacris, Flo Rida, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, and many more. Today we are honored to premiere his last single “I Want A Miracle” featuring Sam Martin and Chris Willis.
“I Want A Miracle” marks a touching musical farewell from Fred Rister. The legendary artist is unfortunately suffering from a terminal illness and we're celebrating his life with this amazing new song. He has partnered with the Kidney Cancer Association, to which all the proceeds from this song will be donated for cancer research.
“I Want A Miracle” is a moving dance tune with house and disco influences that energize the mix. Funky guitar and slapped bass groove alongside bright synths and tight percussion. Sam Martin and Chris Willis lend their talents for a vibrant chorus and bridge, harmonizing throughout and using a vocoder to robotize their vocals. “I Want A Miracle” is a personal goodbye from Fred Rister that takes on a deeper meaning and hits us musically and emotionally.
Fred Rister and his contributions to dance music will be chronicled in an upcoming documentary, which will recount his accomplishments and feature interviews from David Guetta, will.i.am, and others. Until then, we urge you to revisit Fred Rister’s music, starting with his last track below. We'd like to thank Rister for his incredible contributions to music and wish only the best for the talented artist and all of those he has touched over the years from friends to family to fans. View the Kidney Cancer Association donation page to his project below. Let us honor Fred Rister and his influence on music and watch it evolve for generations to come.