A journey to a better life

This is possibly one of my favourite remixes I’ve made so far, so let me tell you more about how it all came about.

 

I was just casually browsing Facebook last Summer (as one does when generally procrastinating) and up pops a message from the mighty FiendReflex, asking me if I wanted to remix a his newest track. My instinctive reaction was one of pure joy because, for me, when someone asks you to remix their track, it’s one of the biggest compliments you can get. I hadn’t even heard the song at this point so I had no idea what it was about.

 

He sends me over his song and when I heard the opening synth sequence, I instantly fell in love with the track. The song progressed and the bassline transformed to grow ever more powerful, twinned beautifully with Gina Lola‘s vocal talent; cue a big smile on my face! I knew instantly what I was going to do with the remix and, in my own true “fashion”, try to keep it as close to the original as possible while still adding my own touch to it.

 

I made a new drum loop from scratch (as I usually do with my tracks), trying to create something that would roll through nicely and not require too much variation. Then the bassline was almost taken care of as I found a nice, deep sound, which I adapted from hearing other liquid tracks and applied it here. The penultimate piece of the puzzle was along the lines of, “What am I going to do with Gina’s amazing vocal work?”

 

Well, I listened back through the various vocal stems and overlaid them in parts of the song to see how they fitted. There were some chorus and verse sections I tweaked with the remix and re-arranged so they would flow better in my version. I actually stumbled across the vocal stabs you hear on the drops by accident during production but it turned out well in the end!

 

Once I had all of these elements figured out, everything just slotted in to place nicely and I had something ready very quickly to feature on this beautiful release.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed making the remix, more so because it was out of the blue and who knows what other opportunities there will be? I feel very humbled and privileged to have been asked to be a part of it.

 

I hope you enjoy the remix and check out the other artists remixes as well!

 

Take it easy

 

Nicky

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