Charted by Traxsource officially in both their Essential Afro and Hype Chart, this analog-synth-heavy remix is available on Traxsource and Apple Music.
Designed to be “hypnotic” in a good way (in order to provide you with healing magic!), the effect was achieved by using a Moog Minitaur to do the bassline…crucially, it was purposely kept a little sharp to unsettle you a little bit. Rest of synth work was provided by a Moog Little Phatty and a DSI Mopho x4.
For this remix I couldn’t work in Dana’s vocals…they’re really good, I just had already gone too deep on my “trance-inducing” concept. Instead I hummed the main melody myself.
You may notice that this YouTube video has some of Tantra’s words missing…it’s my new technique to stop DJs from ripping my songs off YouTube! Haha.
Deffo one of the best remixes I’ve ever done. Always a nice thing to work with really good vocals, thanks to Mr. Wayne Tennant. Available on Traxsource and Apple Music.
Charted four times and featured on Traxsource‘s Soulful Essentials list, this is the first time I remixed a “classic house” track. And probably the last; wasn’t nobody feeling this one. Get it on Traxsource.
Last of the Chilled Waves
And this is the last of the three chillwave joints I did. This one never came out (chillwave died before we even finished this record) so I don’t know. Enjoy.
Chillwave Is Dead, So Here’s Some Chillwave
Now that everyone seems to be in agreement that chillwave is dead, turns out I actually made a trilogy of chillwave remixes. I found out about the scene really, really late (because I eat, breathe, and shit house music) and decided to try my hand at it…and by the time I got it right? The scene was over. Seems the gods want me to stick with house. Anyways, here’s the first of the three I did. I blame the death of chillwave on its ridiculous genre name. I always liked “underwater” better.
Definitely my biggest remix in a long time…charted 19 times when it came out! Say what now? Funkateers will notice this is the first time I successfully slipped in a funk synth melody line into a house track. (Tried many times before but no one was diggin’ it.)
I didn’t even realize this: I guess when I submitted it, it was so hot Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades label boss) didn’t put anything else on the single. Not even the original! Hahah. Hopefully the original did come out at some point because it was pretty bangin’ too.
Anyway: pick it up at Traxsource or Apple Music.
Strangely one of the few remixes I did that actually hit here at home in the six instead of elsewhere; I may never know why! Could be the fine people of Toronto like their music to the point and stripped down, and this is one of my barest productions ever: mainly just drums and a Rhodes. Some very thin synths and acoustic guitar here and there to smooth things over. And really, any producer worth his weight knows to get out of the way when you’ve got vocals by Toronto’s Singer of Singers, Miss Sacha Williamson. This remix was released separately from the rest of them all by itself, but sadly isn’t available anymore anywhere except this YouTube video I found here.
I also found this video of Sacha singing an acoustic version of it live!
A remix for Peng Africa! Available only on Traxsource far as I can see.
4 Ears was the dynamic duo of Ralf GUM & Benny Pecoraio. Unfortunately this track isn’t available to buy anywhere, anymore (which I just found out). So this YouTube link will have to do!