finally i had time to finish this remix of “My Dear” for Pamela Hute (french rock band)
7 and a half minutes of “drama’n’bass”, or something like that
hang on, it gets pretty drastic towards the end…
thanks to byte and charlie for constructive input on the wip version a while back… turned out helpful!
so, get ree-0954-0954-0954-0954-0954-ady hope you enjoy… feedback welcome
(i know the master isn’t that great, this one was hard…)
Pamela Hute - My Dear (Sinjay Remix)
if you are curious about the original track you can check out a preview here
WO0o°w!! Sweet track dude. Loads better than a lot of good D&B that’s out there imo. A well executed remix. Wicked structure, rolls along nicely, very hard-hitting style, but with a real funky liquid element. Production sounds sweet to me, far better than anything I’ve done
Actually, can I play this out next week? I’d love to kick off with this
Amazing how a remix can improve the original Very original parts in it, especially the groove-change and the placing and rearrangement of the vocals; fits greatly in the style . Except the length is too long (2 minutes), it feels if the track is kind of stretched at the end.
Otherwise very good work.
i especially enjoyed the highly diversified but yet very coherent arrangement and the drumwork. i think the mix and master is also pretty neat.
only little reason to gripe would be the length, or more precisely what cie already mentioned: starting from the 6:12 mark i get the impression that the tune is a bit stretched. i think it’s basically because of the bassline riff which becomes a kinda tedious at that point. in my imagination the part @6:55 would glue nicely to that @6:12, forming somewhat of a “dj-out”.
but no matter what dude… this is a seriously kick ass track!
did the band already hear it? hope they know to appreciate what you did with their song, since it’s way better than the original (subjectively spoken).
thank you so much duders!
@in-fluence: of course you can mate, i’d be honored
hope it gets the floor moving!
@cie and keith:
yeah, i see your point regarding the lenght/end. at some point in the making it was actually a minute longer than now, so i feel i already have stripped it down quite a bit, you know… but i might just try out what you said about the 6:12 mark, that could be a sensible solution. thanks again!
Nice one, thanks man
I’ll be sure to get you a recording the moment it becomes available… might even have 1 or 2 of my VJ cams on the dancefloor to show you the reactions - how about that?
would be sick to see that!
Very good remix man!
It seriously pumps!!
As keith said it’s pretty long, but I think for dj’s that only nice because they can jump in and jump out wherever they like.
Well, sorry to say it, but they didn’t have CD decks there so I couldn’t play it. It was an ‘eventful’ night which pretty much threw everything bad at us during it’s course and resulted in the place being pretty much empty by the time I got on (even though the place was full & pumping only an hour before).
To put it one way - I friggin’ hate pumped up MCs and the attitude that’s completely ruined the scene for us recently, and it’s going to be the last time I take my other half to a night where she’s scared to go on the dancefloor (and she’s not afraid of a bit of a mosh)!
After a little play I found it pretty tricky to find a long enough spot where the tune doesn’t have an extra bar or two which can throw the mix a bit. Towards the end of the track it’s easy enough, and if you’re familiar enough with the tune it’s do-able without letting it play on for too long (just to keep my mixes moving quickly).
That wasn’t a criticism by the way - I really like the little fills & stuff!
Best I can do is play it next monday on my radio show for ya…You’re welcome to listen or request a recording when it’s done
Sorry for the rant!
It’s really fucking great!!!
Wow, sweet !
Listening at the original song, I wonder how you extracted such proper vocals. Is there a vocal-only part during the song ? Or did you extract it from a 5.1 mix ? or maybe you have access to a accapella version ?
Jiyunatori: no, i actually recieved the tracks from the band, so that was pretty easy
i hear you mate. too bad about the cirumstances.
i’ve also experienced crap like that, where promotors or others involved have wrecked the whole night/flow with their “bright” ideas, or lack of both “bright” and ideas… it’s a shame. But, fortunately, all the good times of dj’ing usually make up for the sucky ones, right?
and hm yes, mixing this tune in/out from somewhere in the middle can be tricky. when i have time i’ll maybe make an edit and fix this, if it doesn’t ruin the natural arrangment. or even make a 2nd dj friendly version. glad you mention it.
i’ll definitely check out your radioshow on monday, thanks!
Shit how could I have missed this? I should check the song forum more often
Very nice stuff. I haven’t heard the original but my gues is that this blows it into oblivion! Love the beat
I like the drum work a lot. The bass sound could use even more wobble wobble. Nice clear mix with some dynamics still left intact. I like the original as well. Goodie!
Actually, the original track sucks bigtime in comparison with this remix!!!
PS: and I gotta say it once again - Denim, you just rock, man!!!
Denim - i don’t need to listen to the original to know this is better… wow, this is hot! love the retrig/slicing, melodic organ grooves (+scream filter i’m thinking?)
For my tastes, Cie might be right about trimming it… but I’m thinking at 6:33.
hey, thanks in-fluence! yeah, missed it on monday, so this is tops.
listened to the entire set, and enjoyed it very much. lots of goodie tracks and transitions in there
and though the start felt a little bit bumpy/stressed (?) i’m glad you included my track
i do however see your point more clearly now about the in/out mixing, it’s probably too much stuff going on in the middle to find a proper place for seamless beatmixing… which is definitely something i’ll keep in mind for upcoming tracks.
i guess i should have made one version for the “livingroom listeners” and one for the club/djs. maybe i’ll do just that, doesn’t take so much time anyway
thanks again mate!