So, after quite a lot of work, and hours and hours of rendering, I’ve finally finished my first music video, for a remix I did for a Croatian rapper. I’ve been wanting to try a video for a while now but as most stuff I do is collaborating online, I never get the chance to film anyone. As Ivan is based in Zagreb, I grabbed him passing through Split so we could film the head shots – the background stuff is from a Nat Geo documentary (sssshhhhh, don’t tell them). And the spacesuit is a stock image I bought from a Russian museum. So all in all, the video cost a whopping $10! How’s that for a blockbuster.
Just uploaded a new bootleg remix of the Zed Bias tune “Further Away” featuring Tawiah on vocals. Absolutely love the version Kahn did, one of my favourite remixes ever. And love the vocal – even acapella it fills the room – so wanted to have a go with it myself. Kept it simple to let the vocal shine.
My entry for the latest Tokyo Dawn remix contest made it into the final round. Check out all the entries, and if you’re feeling mine, feel free to vote with a “like”.
Just submitted a last minute entry for the Tokyo Dawn “Vindahl – Head Over Heels” remix competition. If you don’t know the original, check it out too, it’s great.
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After having the same website design for the last few years, I felt it was time for a change. The old one was quite “experimental”, but not so user-friendly, both for visitors and for myself to maintain. So, I’ve decided to go with WordPress this time round – should make it a little easier to keep things up to date. I’m also planning on blogging here a little, posting up videos of me working on some new stuff – hopefully that’ll include some snippets of the new live show I’m currently working on. It’ll be a mix of electronics and live playing, with a good dose of live sampling/looping.
I’ve also been working a lot on my DJ sets, so I’m planning on posting up some regular mixes too, when time permits. So, stay tuned 🙂
The Croatian hip hop group I occasionally play with just released a new video for the track “Dalmacija”, off their latest album, which features yours truly on bass.
Check it out:
I was approached recently by BamaLoveSoul to participate in their Jay Dee tribute remix compilation. It was a real last minute thing, so my remix is a bit rough around the edges, but it still has that vibe so it’s all good!
Check out the compilation here – http://bamalovesoul.com/2011/03/11/bamalovesoul-presents-the-jay-dee-pause-remix-suite/
Get a listen to my remix here:
New video out for a tune I played Rhodes piano on. Wildcookie (Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills) – Heroine.
Check it out:
My remix of the Swede:art tune Linguistics feat. Stray is out now on Tokyo Dawn Records. Download only at the moment, with an official CD release on the 21st of October.
Featuring the extra vocal talents of Black Spade and Harry Moschops. Head over to the Tokyo Dawn site to check it out, or get a listen below…
I was recently interviewed by Imran Mirza for the Liberation Frequency online magazine:
Have you heard Ishfaq’s remix of Jazzanova’s ‘I Can See’?
I can’t think how many times I’ve said that over the past few weeks. I stumbled upon it myself via a mixtape which it totally stole the show on, and was blown away by the incredible new arrangement. there aren’t many that can claim to do justice to reworking a Jazzanova record, but my friends – Ishfaq is one of them.
Read the rest here – http://www.liberationfrequency.co.uk/ishfaq-interview
And here’s the remix he’s referring to: