Here's my 2nd official remix commission for Lana Del Rey - This time done with Mr Yam Who and Mr Robert Owens - I've just done a co-write with Robert and Andy (watch this space) and we did the remix as part of the same recording sessions. I first saw Robert performing on his first ever live date in the UK in 1988 at Delirium whilst I was still a schoolboy - It was a life changing moment for me...as was listening to his Fingers inc. 'Another Side' LP. pretty much constantly for the following 12 months - i had my house music epiphany to Robert's music so to finally get in the studio with him has been amazing.
An official remix for a hot new band from Oslo in Norway: Philco Fiction - this lot are currently getting lots of love from Radio 1... I went down a NYC dub disco route for this one.... with a great big-ass '99 Records' style bassline upfront and doing all the important work.
Here's my second remix for London post-punk supremos GRAMME ahead of their new album on Tummy Touch. I wanted to take them into Boompty territory with this one - with an old Classic recordings fav of mine 'Gioco' by Style of Eye as inspiration for a punky house bumper with shouty female vox.... I just sent this remix to the grand wizard of the bump himself Mr Derrick L Carter for approval....and he simply replied: "HEAT!"..... Job done! This is coming out with my other GRAMME remix on the flip as first release on my new Balearic / Post Punk 12" label : WIGWAM in a few weeks.
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My remixes for one of this year's global success stories 'The 2 Bears' are out today. I love this band so so much. Their album just makes you feel happy to be alive, if you don't own a copy yet shame on you! get on it.
Another Jutty Ranx vocal - This is easily my favourite thing I have worked on this year. Such a killer vocal from Justin 'Jutty Ranx' Taylor for this Los Angeles based band: Black& / Black Sand - not sure how it's meant to be written!.... And I'm not sure what's happening with this release-wise... but I'm gonna try to license this version for some vinyl in the UK - I've had some great DJ feedback from heavyweights like King Britt on this one. Hope you dig it too. Hopefully a download link and details of where to get the vinyl on this page very soon.
Here's the Dub of my recent OFFICIAL Madonna remix... you can find the main remix on i-tunes etc.... but this one's for the Dj's - just a simple acid groove twisting and turning away. I wasn't sure how Madonna would feel about me sticking her through a vocoder and chopping up her vox - but she liked it so much she used it in her current world tour! Result.
In it's original format this is a bit of a big room trancey affair... euurgh! yuk. So I was quick to flip it into something completely different and ended up in 70's Earth Wind and Fire era disco territory.... rinsing a load of construction kits with live brass, rhodes, and strings galore - I seemed to have got lucky on this one, and ended up with a nice BIG sound. hope you like it.
A remix for boy/girl duo 'Huski' who are produced by Psychemagik... I dug out lots of sample library stuff for this, including vox from Jocelyn Brown and live saxophone - it was loads of fun putting all these different elements in the pot, along with the original master tracks which were amazing... as you would expect with Tom and Dan Psychemagik at the controls. What i've ended up with reminds me a bit of the old funk / house crossover tracks I used to buy lots of in the 90's from people like Jestofunk on ace Italian label IRMA... anyway that was the vibe I was going for! Let me know what you think.
Hello Ladies & Gents, I'm sitting in a very soggy London town wishing I was in Croatia with all the Garden Festival/Electric Elephant loonies right now. I've made up for things by getting my remix on... in a Compass Point stylee whilst dreaming of those Adriatic beaches....This is one of my fave tracks of recent months by my friend Jutty Ranx from L.A. - brother to my ACID LIFE songwriting partner Marcel, and the singer/songwriter from Zarrylade. I've not done a lot to this - just a bit of a stretch and some extra chug.... It blew my head off when i first the original.... like some lost 1986 Island records / Earons boogie monster. Hopefully this will be available somewhere soon - and I'm gonna twist their arm to let me put some vinyl out. I will keep you all posted - but let me know what you think. All feedback really helps these things see the light of day.
Here's an official remix for the excellent 'Slow Club' on Moshi Moshi records. check out the lovely original version and video for this track on Youtube. limited download period, so don't be shy. 320.mp3 thanks, Leo x
An Official remix for one of my favourite bands ever: the mighty St Etienne - a proper London gang and serious music heads, with a huge musical knowledge that comes across in all their work. I'm very proud to have been involved in this one. get the beautiful 12" vinyl release from Juno now - link above.... and check the new album... it's a beauty.
Here's one Dj's keep asking me for - an old edit of Richard Strange 'Damascus' this has all the bally-eric boxes ticked.... arabic wailing / chugging groove etc. - so I just had to put it in the slicer and give it a bit of a massage - hope you like it. a nice big 24bit wav to download.