To promote Gracias + JTT’s awesome debut collabo album, “GLOBE”, out on Cocoa Music on May 7, 2012, I present to you my remix of mr. G’s awesome “Nightshift”.
Here it is – Gracias’s superb flow meets Fanu’s broken beat treatment, which even makes a little visit to a housey side.
Enjoy it, play it, download it, share it, and make sure to check out “GLOBE” by Gracias + JTT on May 7.
I’m a huge fan of Yona and her original song, “Kevätfiilis”.
I asked Yona if I could remix the track, and to my delightful surprise, I was given the permission to do it.
The title of the track if Finnish and it translates into “Springtime vibe”.
I did the remix when the winter here in Finland finally gave way to spring and the sun started shining, melting away the snow and ice we’d seen throughout the long, dark winter we had, so the timing was perfect.
We mutually decided that we’d give the remix out for free.
You can download the mp3 on Fanu’s Soundcloud page.
I hope you like it as much as I liked both enjoying the original (which you can easily find on Youtube) as well as crafting the remix, which I think came out pretty warm and energetic, just like proper springtime should be.
Damian Bennett: When I first heard you it was the early 2000s, from Bailey’s show. The sound was completely unique, not just re the choice of samples or priorities of sounds, but just that your whole approach was very fresh… so tell me what did you wanted to bring to D&B back then?
F: The old D&B aesthetic is what I wanted to bring… strong rhythms, varying drum patterns and breakbeats instead of the same 2-step beat I kept hearing a bit too much. A friend called Rob Brierly gave DJ Bailey a CD at an event and Bailey started playing loads of my stuff on his shows. He even called me and we had a chat on his show and I was nervous as heck, ha ha. I’m still indebted to Rob and Bailey for that one. Damn, that was eight years ago….time flies by so fast.