Saturday, April 13, 2013
Over the last few years I have been fortunate to be asked to do many remixes for various labels,
artists, and friends, many of which saw mainly digital releases and a few which made it onto CD
and some of which unfortunately never ended up being released.
In some cases where I created an ambient remix of a techno track, I found these often got
overlooked somewhat, a problem due to the fact that they ended up in the techno or house
sections of Juno or Beatport etc.. I guess my thinking outside of the box in these very much
genre specific days was a poor creative decision on my part ? But my true feelings on the art of
remix is that the remix should really bring something new to the original track, rather than purely
just adding a new rhythm section or stuttering and juggling and filtering the musical elements of
the original.. So from a creative aspect I am still extremely happy with these remixes despite
their lack of critical or commercial success.
Now in 2013 I have over 30 remixes on my hard drive and feel that it would be a great time
to bring most of these together in two collections. Volume One of "Rewired" will focus on my Ambient/Experimental and Downtempo or Chillout reworks and Volume two will feature the
more upbeat moments which venture from Electro, Techno, House, IDM etc..
Both volumes will feature some previously unreleased remix exclusives.
Of course none of this would have been possible without the assistance of all the great artists
and labels who firstly so kindly asked me to remix them and now have given me the freedom
to finally release all these remixes myself... So a big thank you to all involved.
Download both collection from Bandcamp.