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An amazing few weeks and the curse of the remixer!!

15 Jul

The last few weeks have been a fantastic time for me. As well as finishing a very busy work period, I’ve also been asked to do some remixes for a couple of major artists – which was very exciting and also slightly daunting at first but once I got my teeth into them, the nerves disappeared and I’m enjoying every second. When I think back only three or four years ago, I would have sold my sister (If I had one) to even just get my stuff played out at a gig so to be asked to work on official remixes for well known artists is mind blowing for me. More news soon….

The remixes are going well – I’m really happy with how they are coming along but its so hard to escape from the dreaded remixer’s curse – by that I mean, no matter how well a certain mix is going and I might have laid down some nice keys or a funky bassline but somehow you can’t stop thinking that you could do it better or find a nicer sound to use! I think anyone who’s ever had a go at remixing will understand exactly where I’m coming from. Its truly a nightmare and somewhere along the line I have to have a word with myself and convince myself that what I’ve already done is good….you should hear the neiltomo ‘hidden’ files…there’s probably a gem or two in there somewhere…haha!

Anyway, more news coming soon….thanks for all the support and apologies for the radio silence over the last few weeks.

Cheers, Neil

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Posted by on July 15, 2011 in News

 

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One response to “An amazing few weeks and the curse of the remixer!!

  1. TheSoulfly

    July 15, 2011 at 13:39

    Glad it’s going well. That feeling that somehow you’re settling for something less good and thinking you’re mossing a better idea is so natural and part of yhe creative process. Best to think of everything as an unfinished project this helps me as I know that if the better idea comes along I can always rework it or start it off knowing that it will be better. Painters , writers , designers often feel let down or see their work as unfinished ,incomplete. It’s a curse not just for the remixer. KTF. Terry’SoulFly’

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