The making of A-ha’s – Take On Me remix
Back in the days I found the original version (1985) intriguing, especially due to the revolutionary music video. It took Michael Patterson 3,000 sketches and the total crew 4 months to complete it. I was browsing some a capellas when I found the Take On Me vocals in January 2017. I imported them in my […]
My remix approach
Remixes have been around for a while now and seem to have an increasing impact on the success of a single. With several interpretations and variations of a song being published, the audience can enjoy the version they like most. I’ll explain how I come to my remixes in this article.
Intronaut – Valley of Smoke remix
My remix for Intronaut’s “Valley of Smoke” contest on Indaba.com finished 2nd, that was a close call. I think I didn’t win because I only used some of the supplied guitar and drum samples of the original song, made an unrecognizable arrangement compared to the original and last but certainly not least: they were obliged […]
Nick Carter – So Far Away remix
My entry ended 2nd in the Nick Carter remix contest on Indaba.com. Who would’ve thought that, since all I did was fiddling around on the piano for just two nights? This meant I received a cash prize and a signed CD. As a bonus, my remix will be included on the official release of Nick’s […]
Janelle Monáe – Tightrope remix
I listened to Janelle’s ‘ArchAndroid’ album for two months and was curious if any acapellas were available. Bingo. Having found her ‘Tightrope’ acapella, I went ahead and made my own version. I started with trying different chords during the chorus and verse and wanted to do a different style when Big Boi came in at […]
Armin van Buuren remix
I entered the ‘Armin van Buuren – Touch Me’ remix contest which was held by Interface magazine, but didn’t win. I did however end up as one of the 9 entries which the jury liked, there were 116 participants.