Hi, everyone! Today’s post is special because I get to share with you a short interview with a friend, Paul, who recently did great remixes of two of my tracks. Read on – at the end of the interview you’ll be rewarded with such enjoyable remixes!
How long have you been involved in music production? How did you get started?
Music has always run in the family, from my Uncle who headed a Rockabilly Band to my brother the session bassist. I played in a brass band as a child and also spent many years of the 90s DJing at several clubs. But it wasn’t until around 1996 that I started getting into music production and making tunes with a work colleague. I haven’t looked back since then and the infinite learning curve of making music is still something that gets me genuinely excited…. here’s to another 20 plus years of synth-y goodness.
You remixed two of my tracks so far – “What If I Told You” and “Lazy (An Introvert’s Theme)”. What was the creative process like for each, and how were they different (or similar)?
I’d like to say it was an absolute pleasure to work on these songs, and their catchy vocal motifs caught my ear immediately. They were a gift to my ears, so thank you.
My approach to “What If I Told You” was completely informed by those motifs and I built the beat and synth plucks around that.
“Lazy (An Introvert’s Theme)” was slightly different in that I knew exactly how I wanted both your voice and instrumentation to sound. Your original synth riff was so good that I did very little to. It has such a charming sound, which lends the song a subtle pathos. I hope these songs bring a little joy to those who hear them… and that I gave the originals the respect they deserve.
If you could have a chance to collaborate with one world-famous artist/musician, who would it be and why?
Damon Albarn, but Daft Punk would be a close second. Damon Albarn as his work with The Gorillaz is just exceptional and his approach to music is always exciting. I love his disregard but also use of musical genres. Daft Punk because that’s how I’d like to sound one day. Tron Legacy may be one of the greatest synth albums since Vangelis’s Blade runner soundtrack… yep, total fan boy!
Thank you, Paul, for your time and incredible music arrangement! Check out Paul’s SoundCloud for more beats, and say hi to him on Twitter!
I’ll leave you with the two great remixes. Enjoy! 🙂
“What If I Told You” (Paul’s Remix)
“Lazy (An Introvert’s Theme)” (Paul’s Remix)