As I sit here, impatiently waiting for about 400GB of virtual instruments and synthesizers to make their way back on to my music PC after the dreaded blue screen of death back in January, I was browsing YouTube to see if there were any tunes that I could share on this fine Sunday and up popped a track of mine that I hadn’t heard for a few years. Back in 2017, DeepDownDirty‘s Drum & Bass label set up a week of this fine genre and I had to jump on board. I can’t remember the full details now but there was a big room dance track original by a producer called Tribal Injection called “My Next Thing” and I ended up doing a liquid drum & bass remix of it which was released on the label later on – shout out to Maya and the DDD folks! Here’s the original:
I remember hearing the original and wondering how I’d even begin converting this in to a dnb track but I peeled back the stems layer by layer and found parts that I liked such as that dreamy pad sound that I feature in the intro, the stabby synths sounds and of course those wonderful, sexy vocals. As I built the track up, things evolved and re-arranging a few of the stems around turned out to be quite fruitful and in the end, once I formulated the drum pattern, I added the lower synth sound you hear in the breakdown and the deep sub bass. I think it got picked up by Nu:Venture Records which is another big label in the scene and they played it on one of their mixes a couple of weeks later which was immense! Anyway, that’s enough fluff, here’s the remix:
I’m hoping that I can get the music PC back to how it was (maybe even better than) before the whole mess happened but something that’s been playing a lot on my mind recently is whether I should continue with, well… this. I mean the whole Nicky Havey venture. I’m shutting down my Facebook in the next week or two and will be closing my Twitter off at the end of the year along with my website, which will just leave the Hive profile and a smattering of music streaming profiles like YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud that I’ll keep going. I’m thinking of starting a new alias for the music and create a new profile just for sharing my travel ventures with a different name too but we will see.
It’s been 10 years of fumbling around but have had a lot of varied experiences along the way, I think it’s time for a change…
Anyway, hope you enjoy the tunes today!