Posts Tagged ‘Danism’
Having formed a fulfilling friendship back in January when Guy Scheiman visited London, playing out for both Salvation & As One, we could feel, even at this tender age in our relationship, that a special bond would develop between us, a fabulous five days in Barcelona for the Delice Dream festival in April, very much cementing what has become a bond that now feels pretty unbreakable. And like the handful of extra special relationships we have developed with D.J.’s, across the globe, Danny Verde, Leomeo Carandang, Javier Medina, & Eduardo De La Torre included, Mr Scheiman quickly found a wonderful way in our musical hearts, meaning he has joined this elite group of music makers, Zach Burns & Junior Moura also included, that have too found a place on our protégé list, while he also ranks among a wider net of stars that attract our attention with their performances & productions, people like Steve Pitron, Brent Nicholls, Mikey D, Paul Heron Nick Tcherniak, & Jamie Head, terrific talents who always impress us whenever they play or produce the kind of music which very much makes our world go round.
So Guy finds himself among some illustrious company, but quite rightly so, as from the minute we heard him play and then got to know him, we realised that like all the others, he had an incredible passion for his art. Plus, it was clear that we shared common ground in terms of musical tastes & styles, many of Guy’s studio productions hitting our mark magnificently, while having cemented that formed friendship as the year has gone on, it seemed inevitable that the musical bond between Guy & ourselves would bear some fruit. And so we decided it would be mutually beneficial to marry up our musical minds over the miles to produce a podcast, not just celebrating the sounds of summer, but showcasing a set of terrific tracks that, while chosen individually, would reflect our joint joy for the magic of music, as well as providing a useful marketing tool for Guy’s European aspirations along with our desire to share some of the brilliant beats that have been floating our boat recently.
Now collaborative compilations are not something new to us, we having gone into production with Brent Nicholls in an emerging “Dance-tastic” series that has seen three podcasts to date, the premise of these collaborations very much being that, as Brent neatly put it, “…he chooses and I mix…”, the track selections our part of the marriage, while the mixing is down to Mr Nicholls. And while Brent has put his own twist to certain selections, the result has been a set of prolific podcasts that not only reflect our similar musical tastes, but have clearly gone down well with Brent’s audiences, both “Spring Bloomers” & “Summer Scorchers” ranking high in his download figures. However, having caught the collaboration bug, with Guy the parameters on this new found podcast partnership were decidedly different, as the Scheiman influence was much more direct, in that he would be choosing the tracks as well as us and then using his considerable skills in blending them together to, in effect, create something more akin to a back-to-back set, thus fusing our similar sound styles into a seamless summer selection, the aim very much to achieve a compilation that would mirror that musical bond we had built together.
However, like the most magnificent of marriages, our venture with Guy was to encounter its own trials & tribulations, our initial selection of six tracks being sent back to the drawing board on a couple of occasions and, at times, leaving us scratching our heads as to why we had entered into what was proving an argumentative agreement between the two. But when you put two such strong willed individuals together, the sparks were always going to fly, although the electricity between us through the passion for music that we both share, was to see that music end up doing the talking and the final choice of tracks become the joint decision that it always should have been. And the result is a compilation that both represents our similar styles superbly and knits together like the best made jumper, a collection of tunes that marry our musical minds mesmerically and showcase a selection of sounds that speak summer for us both, the only decision left being what to actually call the collaboration, the title coming pretty easily and for us, representing the meshing of the miles between us and the links that this music making has moulded.
So here it is, “From Tel Aviv To London – Summer Mix 2011”, a sixteen track splendour that kicks off in superb style with a definite summer sound, Roy Davis Jnr’s “Enjoy The Ride”, perhaps more than just a hint for what you should be doing throughout this 119 minute marvel. But with remixes on tracks by Madonna & The Bee Gees, as well as disco diva track reworks, “Sweet Sensation” & “A Deeper Love”, along with artist inclusions extending to Danism, Antoine Clamaran, Filthy Rich & Tristan Garner, the compilation’s 2011 credentials are considerable, as all these artists have been cutting a significant stride this year so far. But it doesn’t stop there, as the David Jonson track “Get Down” pops up, adding a truly summery feel to the mix, while there is also a distinct Ibiza injection with the likes of Etienne Ozborne & Cambis serving up white isle inspired inclusions, the latter’s “Lift Me Up” a summer stunner.
All that said, while this is very much a collaborative compilation, the mix would have never been complete without Guy’s production influence and this threads through the podcast neatly without being overpowering, while through his nifty mixing of the tracks, it certainly leaves you guessing who chose which track, as each eight do blend beautifully (if we say so ourselves!). Plus, as we have mentioned already, with an inside knowledge as to who did actually chose what, we think that the end result makes for as close to a back-to-back set performance as we could have wished for, perhaps hinting towards something to come in the future. In the meantime, to grab your slice of our summer session with Mr Scheiman, go to direct link http://soundcloud.com/guyscheiman/from-tel-aviv-to-london-disco/ where you can either listen or download to your absolute pleasure and while we have purposefully not issued the track listing, details of inclusions are available by dropping a quick line to email@example.com, while comments & feedback are more than welcome via Guy’s soundcloud page.
As for future collaborations with our impressive Israeli, having taken those first few tender sweet steps with Guy, we are sure the next mix will come out of the blender sometime soon, as we are both honoured & thrilled to have joined forces with our fabulous friend, although it is just a case of watch this space. However for now, we hope you enjoy this “Tel Aviv To London – Summer 2011 Mix” leaving us to simply say “…sit back, turn up the volume & press play, as music is the answer…” (DISCO MATT)