Category Remixes

Things going on!

Hello!

I know I haven’t been very good with updating the site, but here’s some new information…

Exorcism has been reissued and is again available via iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music and all other digital channels.

I have completed a few remixes, including two jazz singers (and a third coming up, I feel like I’ve got a niche), and my next task is to remix my youth heroine! My checklist is slowly filling up.

I have produced Pete Statham’s new single, “In The Name Of Love”. Watch the video below.

I will be producing three songs for Pete’s upcoming EP.

Last but not least, I am investigating possibilities for reissuing all my EPs and albums on iTunes and other digital distributors, and there’s a chance of some new material as well. Nothing set in stone yet. Follow me on Facebook for the latest news.

Pete Statham’s “Fearless” out now

Fearless-front27th November marks the release of the new album by Pete Statham. Available through all digital retailers, “Fearless” includes two songs I wrote — the title track and “Hope” — and my remix of the single “You Are My Love”.

Listen to Fearless on Spotify
Buy Fearless on iTunes

Billie Ray Martin & Aerea Negrot go Off The Rails

After having remixed Billie Ray Martin’s “Sweet Suburban Disco” I thought: this is it, I’ve made it. I worked with one of the most amazing voices in music. A legend who gave us Electribe 101’s Electribal Memories and the unforgettable classic “Your Loving Arms” is releasing new material I could become a part of!

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Little did I know that there would be more. But when I heard she would be recording a duet with Aerea Negrot, whose incredible Arabxilla album was my record of the year two years in a row (because nobody could top it), I asked whether I could remix the upcoming duet. Billie gave me a vague answer along the lines of “yeah, sure, we’ll see” and I thought this was it.

It wasn’t. It simply took the two divas long to find time to record the song. Which happens to be absolutely smashing. Comparisons included Grace Jones (is it me or is Aerea Negrot Grace Jones reincarnated? even though Madame Jones is still touring and working on a new album?). And then Billie approached me with the question: was I still interested? I said yes without hearing the track, then got worried for a second: what if it’s not good? Of course, I needn’t have worried, since the song was — is — amazing.

I made three remixes. One of them — the more dance one — is midtempo piano house. The other, plus dub, is my tribute to Frankie Knuckles’ amazing mixes from the late 80s. I wanted to hear those voices in the foreground of Pet Shop Boys’ style strings and cymbal rides. Of course, being me, I had to pepper the result a bit with vocoders. I used bits of the original (fabulous) Waterson production as well.

The full EP with 11 remixes available here at the low, low price of 4.90 Euro.

And now some praise that I shall re-read in the future if I ever feel unloved and that my music is no good:

“The Ray Grant remix is the best” — Mixmag

“Favourite Track / Mix: Billie Ray Martin – Off The Rails (Ray Grant 6am Mix). Good remix.” — Greg Fenton (Magazine Sixty/ DMC Magazine)
“Favourite Track / Mix: Billie Ray Martin – Off The Rails (Ray Grant 6am Dub). Nice job, thanks” — Daniel Bortz, Germany – https://www.facebook.com/danielbortzofficial – club, Various – Worldwide – club, Mojo, Hamburg, Germany – club, Iboat, Bordeaux, France – club, Suol @ ZT Hotel, Barcelona, Spain – club
“Favourite Track / Mix: Billie Ray Martin – Off The Rails (Ray Grant 6am Dub)” — Delphic, UK
“Favourite Track / Mix: Billie Ray Martin – Off The Rails (Ray Grant 6am Dub). Love the Ray Grant Dub” — Michael Edwards, UK – Nox – Aberdeen – club

“Favourite Track / Mix: Billie Ray Martin & Aerea Negrot – Off The Rails (Ray Grant 2 AM Remix). Like this one, and brm voice is great” — Arthur Baker

“Favourite Track / Mix: Billie Ray Martin – Off The Rails (Ray Grant 6am Dub). Great mixes but the original is my fave!” — Mijk van Dijk (BLN FM / M4TM Radio – Berlin), Germany
“Favourite Track / Mix: Billie Ray Martin – Off The Rails (Ray Grant 6am Dub). Really enjoyed this dub version” — Silvio Daria (France, way too many associations to list!)
“Favourite Track / Mix: Billie Ray Martin – Off The Rails (Ray Grant 6am Dub). Diggin’ the dub!” — Gemma Furbank, England – Orbit-Reloaded – club, Manchester Global Radio Fortnightly Show – radio, Danceradio.ca – radio, Vestax Europe Pro Artist – club
“More decent remixes still the Ray Grant 2am mix from the other package just edges it for my floors” — Johnny Frenetic, UK – Lola Lo Edinburgh – club, Opal Lounger Edinburgh – club, Shanghai Edinburgh – club

I’m a part of Toy

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My first encounter with Jaime Nanci was 2008’s “Lennonstown Lies” credited to Cuckoo Savante. While there was a lot of amazingness on display, my favourite two songs were “The House Of Ill Repute” and “I C U Leopard”, both of which managed to combine amazing musician and total and utter madness. And so when I saw Nanci tweeting about how a new record is coming, I felt I would be a fool not to try and become a part of the story.

I could say “the rest is history” but actually the rest is present and future. My Brian Eno-inspired remix of “The Isle of Misfit Toys” has been added to the new Jaime Nanci & The Blueboys “Toy” album as a bonus track. While I had my mind set on a punks-jump-up dance-a-thon, somehow the muse was more on the chamomile tea and cozy evening side of things, and so the remix turned out mellow and peaceful. We’re hoping to work together again in very near future. Meanwhile, the album is yours to enjoy.

The download version is available now with CD and vinyl coming soon. Buy “Toy” here (iTunes) or here (Amazon).

Pete Statham: Uplifted – Remixed

I’ve had a pleasure of working with Pete on numerous occasions, and I can proudly call him a friend. It was music that brought us together, specifically the video for “This Is My Life”.

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I remarked that I liked the song but I would like to remix it and next thing I knew I had the stems for the track and was tasked with, well, remixing it. Once we were finished with “This Is My Life” and I had a chance to listen to the whole album, Uplifted (iTunes link), I was flooded with ideas. And so we went on. In total I have by now recorded five of Pete’s songs, four of which appear on his compilation album Uplifted-Remixed (iTunes link).

I have written and produced/co-produced two songs for Pete’s upcoming release Fearless, including the title track. It’s a very strange feeling to write for someone else — I never did it before. I wrote and produced with someone else, but this was a new experience for me. Fearless should be with you before the end of the year and you will be able to judge by yourselves how that went!