every recording has an Extended Story to tell
"Lead You Home" is the opener of the 80s-inspired synth-style album "Wolf Hour" by Minute Taker, the moniker of British-based singer-songwriter/producer Ben McGravey. The single has had multiple remixes already, but because of popular demand, Ben was keen on releasing an 80s-style 12" extended mix. As always, it was an honor to get access to the multitracks and cook up a new mix.
Lead You Home (Jos Leene Extended Mix) 7:21
When you buy the single, you will get the exclusive instrumental version.
"Messages" by A Flock Of Seagulls is the second single from their "Ochestral Hits" Opus album released by August Day. I have been privileged to contribute two versions to the seven track digital single.
Messages (NeoClassic Extended Version) 6:30
Messages (NeoClassic Dub Mix) 4:05
It was surreal to hear of her passing when we were finishing mock up work and delivery of artwork. She has personally seen and approved everything while working closely with Vinny.
Released: Ocotober 2022
Released: January 2023
As always it was a pleasure working with Vinny Vero. He asked me to work on the digipacks, booklets and dics for both volumes. Scanned and cleaned loads of beautiful pictures for the booklets and covers.
A collection of hard to find remixes and alternative versions by Matt Bianco released by Cherry Pop, currated and oroduces by - again - Vinny Vero. I've had the pleasure of doing two Deluxe Albums before this collection and it was again great to help design this one. Booklet, back of the jewelcase and the discs.
Released: April 2022
None of the albums by Olivia Newton John had been re-issued or remastered till date. who could be better equiped to get on the job of producing the re-releases of her music leggacy than mr Vincent Vero himself?
You can believe my joy when Vinny asked me to help out with the promotional side of this first of, hopefully, many releases to come. Fingers crossed her fans will not slay me for twiddling with the "Physical" tracks.
Released: January 2022
Brand new official megamix of all ten tracks of "Physical". Produced, mixed and edited in collaberation with Vinny Vero.
(So Hip It Hurts and Oblivion Entertainment).
To help promote both the cd and lp release I created the mock-ups using the original artwork of both deluxe editions.
Commisioned by re-issue producer Vinny Vero from So Hip It Hurts and released through Cherry Pop, I've had the pleasure of working on this beautiful six-CD boxset. It contains Peter Cetera's first 4 studio albums. I have done all the designs for packaging, 48 page booklet, wallets and cd labels. Due to licesing issues the release got postponed 5 times but finaly arrived early 2022.
Released: January 2022
We're A Melody: The Essential Jones Girls was, due to corona, unfortunatly my only project in 2020. First time colleberating with Wayne Dickson of BBR, I was asked to design the booklet, back cover and cd labels.
The release has been postponed.
For the Remixology EP by Peter Jöback I was asked to make and Extended Remix of the John Mauritzon and Vinny Vero's Sunset '84 Remix. There are some unreleased Remixes and in addition I helped design the cover for the release.
Released: May 2019
The second deluxe edition for Matt Bianco I have made for Vinny Vero. Indigo 30th anniversary Deluxe Edition is a beautiful three disc digipack with full colour booklet. Alongside this release I created a promotional Indigo megamix.
Released: Juli 2018
I created the promotional 2017 MegaMix celebrating the deluxe edition release of What You Don't Know by Exposé. There are two lengths: 4:51 Single Edit and a 14:59 Full Version. In addition I created all the mock-ups and promotional social ads
Released: August 2017
Alongside a bucket load of remixes my remix of Exhale by Angelica Joni made it to a Beatport release. (Jos Leene Extended Remix)
Released: November 2017
I produced Two remixes for the single release accompanying the Mixed, Shaken & Stirred remix album by Julia Fordham:
J-Mi & Midi-D Extended and Dub versions and I helped design the artwork
Released: February 2017.
Commisioned by re-issue producer Vinny Vero from So Hip It Hurts and released through Cherry Pop I've had the pleasure of working on this beautiful deluxe edition re-issues for Britisch jazz/Latin pop band Matt Bianco. I have done the cover, booklet and label designs for the two disc edition of Matt Bianco (the album).
Released: October 2017
Over the years I have been working with Irma Dee for almost all her releases. Covers and booklet designs for two albums and five singles. For most of the singles I have done additional remixes. For Prodigal Daughter I designed the artwork throughout the release.
Released: February 2017.
Thru a cover design contest on his facebook page I got to design the cover for Is That The 12" Mix? book by Rob Grillo.
A couple of years later Rob asked me to "remix" the cover for the updated release Is That The 12" Remix?Both books celebrate the world of the vinyl 12" singles
Commisioned by Tom Goss I was asked to remix his track In Time. It's features on his album Wait: The Remixes. I submitted the remix under my alias Zadique.
In Time (Zadiques Retimed Alternative) 7:32
Two of my remixes are included on the Warriors In The Mix EP by German electronic music pioneer Vargo.
(Zadique's Into Oblivion Mix)
(Zadique's Power Mix)
Using the stems of your recording I create a longer version that compliments the original. I will explore the depths of the song and unravel surpriging elements. Making sure that fans will want to hear it over and over again. The lengths of my mixes range from the 7:00 minute mark and beyond.
Next to your Extended Version I can build a Dub Mix. Generally a shorter version that plays with delays and minimalistic musical elements from your original stems. A Dub Mix is a fun remix that often discards the original structure of your song but keeps the vibe.
A MegaMix is often used for promotion. Using the stereo masters of all the singles or tracks from an album or re-issue I make one long ongoing remix highlighting the artist or bands accomplishments.
From cover to booklet to disc design I can help bring your vision to life. Brand new or along the design lines of an original album when you are releasing a re-issue. Press ready when it leaves my hands.
Mock-ups are key when pitching to a record label or manager. They help convince the decision makers to give a GO on your project. A digital mock-up looks like a final product. CD, digipack or vinyl record, so real you can almost smell them.
Also used for marketing and social engagement.
My fascination for remixes started in the mid-eighties when I discovered the wonders of the 12” single. Vinyl was at its peak and the record labels used this extension of the regular single with mind blowing creativity. Of course I became a collector, often not even recognizing the original album version (or mistaking them for a new remix) of a hit single because I only knew the extended 12” version or the remix.
I started remixing my favorite tracks with a cassette player and a turntable when I was 15. It didn’t sound all that good but I discovered structure and tension and have been hooked ever since. Now, decades later I can’t listen to a song without hearing the different elements hidden within the merged and mastered whole. My mind begins to dissect the layers and I imagine what they would add up to in a longer, bolder and more streched version.
My style can best be described as NeoClassic. I map classic 12” remix structures onto new or re-issue material. My remixes will always pay tribute to the original version of a track. I want my alternative longer remix to have everything that defines the album or 7” version but I want it longer, larger and more intense. It will enable the listener to discover hidden elements that have always been there but which only surface in the Extended Version.
Where my story will end, I don’t know. I recently had the luck to stumble on long time music mastermind Vinny Vero that recognizes my passion and trusts me to treat his production material with love & dedication. I will be able to share more information about our collaborations soon.
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