Sunday, January 06, 2008

DARE1 - L'echarpe Perdu

It has long been a desire of mine to enter the world of mixing and production, so to this end I have approached some friends of mine with the offer of a free re-mix for one of their songs. This is to provide me with items for my portfolio and to get valuable experience in a range of music and styles. It also gives me a great opportunity to share some music with you which I am fond of, but which is not mine.

First up is a really charming song by the name of L'echarpe Perdu (I believe it means the lost scarf, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong) by Fit and the Conniptions (otherwise known as Wayne Myers. When I listened to his original mix I was really struck by the chorus and even though this is a very short song I felt it had potential. One happy accident is that Wayne forgot to send the drum track through originally, and I realised that it had a really good feel without it. So I left the drums to come in later and let the song build more gradually. I loved the simple harmonies on the chorus and enjoyed layering these up and then adding some 70s style strings to build the end. It's only a mere 2 minutes and 13 seconds, but I believe it's perfectly formed (I mean the song rather than my mix).

Please take a listen and let me have your thoughts. If you know of anyone who would like a track mixing or some help with producing a demo please get in touch. I am looking to do one or more tracks for free, and then a few at reduced rates to help gain experience.


L'Echarpe Perdu - Fit And The Conniptions - 2'13


Vi said...

Don't know much about mixing but I love it!

Daren said...

Great! It seems to be going down well. The next one has potential too!