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The Reflex On Working With Noel Gallagher

Taken from an interview with The Reflex, read the full interview here.

Can you talk to us more about your latest remix for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Blue Moon Rising”?

I think this my 8th remix for Noel… I guess I’m a regular by now, he trusts what I do and let me do my thing which is great!

How did you guys meet or how did all of this come about?

Noel has been a fan of mine since early days. We’ve been in contact for a number of years; the first remix I was asked to do by his label was for RSD 2016 I think and then he kept on asking to remix new material for forthcoming singles. I’ve had 5 remixes out last year on 4 of his Eps.

We’ve met a few times, including at my studio last year.

How was the recording and re-writing process?

Usually for Noel’s remixes I get sent the whole session which can be anything between 80 to 150 tracks.. It’s a bit like a big puzzle, I have to put it back together first, do a balance mix to see what works and what doesn’t sonically; then I take it all apart and rebuilt it with my groove and arrangement. Usually I try to see if I can only use the sounds contained in his recordings and if I can’t then I will add my own drum programming which was the case for ‘Blue Moon Rising’.

The most challenging part though is to include the song in it, as opposed to a remix where you don’t recognise the song at all (which can be cool also, but this is not what I’m known for), I know that this what Noel likes in my mixes, to hear his song rebuilt in a new light.

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