Free Drum & Bass track voted for by you!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, how are you?! What a busy week this has been in my music circle with the wonderful Maya Stone hooking me up with DJ D-Vox who played out a couple of tracks that were on this month’s free download poll on her show last night! That prompted a big response and for the first time, we had a dead heat!

 

Ooooo exciting!

The two tracks that were involved were actually not the ones played out on D-Vox’s show, instead they were:

  1. Jx – Son of a Gun (Nicky Havey remix), a blast from the past that has been re-engineered more times than the High Wycombe buses!
  2. True Illusion feat Jenny Jones – Killing Me, another remix of True Illusion by me, am I sponsored by him or something?!

 

Which free download do we get?!

As this was a dead heat, I used the very high tech solution of putting these songs in to a hat and randomly picked out Jx – Son of a Gun (Nicky Havey remix)! Wooohoooo!! There’s a link at the bottom of this article which will take you to your free download!

 

Is there a story behind this one then?

Well, it’s not as extravagant as some of my previous stories but there’s still something 😛

 

The remix itself came from one of those afternoons back in March 2012, when I definitely should have been spending time slightly more productively on my PhD! That’s right, this remix is actually 4 and a half years old! I was sat at my desk in my room, snooping around my music software and just started playing around with sounds, hitting my keyboard randomly until suddenly, I heard something that seemed very familiar.

 

It reminded me of Son of a Gun by Jx as it popped up randomly on my mp3 player during one of my many walks in to Uni. A quick online search to see if anyone had done a Drum & Bass remix of it yielded no results so I thought, let’s just go for it! I found the vocal and the song basically came together almost too perfectly! It was one of my earliest songs I uploaded to SoundCloud and quickly became very popular.

 

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So why is it in this download poll?

Put simply, my production skills back then were terrible, the balance of the sounds was awful and I took it down for a few years, until I started getting better at balancing my tracks (the purchase of proper studio speakers helped with that conquest). That’s when I started sending my songs to be professionally finished by the guys at the Audio Animals studio and, once completed, I put this in the poll and as you voted for it, you can now blast it out of your car speakers!

 

In fact, there is a funny story behind this, which starts off with my friend, Photo Addict (who helped me set up this website) downloading the first version of this remix 4 years ago. He went to his friend’s place as his mate was showing off about how he had these brand new speakers fitted in to his car. Now, remember how I said my production skills were a little bit loose back then? It turns out the bass was a little bit too strong and I received a message later that day from Photo Addict saying that the track blew his mate’s car speakers 😛 Whoops!

 

Anyway, click here to get the final remix, car speaker friendly (although I make no guarantees that it won’t cause damage – disclaimer 😀 )

 

Thanks for the support and getting involved! More free downloads to come, make sure you subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a trick!

 

Nicky

 

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