3Head - SOLO - single
SOLO is the 3rd new single from 3Head's forthcoming album (scheduled for release towards the end of September 2021) which I've produced and remixed over lockdown.
It's a dub-infused 4 track single that blends Laura's ethereal vocals with Spider's hard-edged lyrics about the refugee crisis and features The Cardigan's Magnus Sveningsson as a guest on bass.
The 4 track Single Consists of Part 1 - the more Dub-heavy part followed by Part 2 - a more upbeat high tempo version. Then comes my "Mix for the Guvnor" and a further remix by On-U Sound's Pat Dockter.
The "Duncan Forbes's "Mix for the Guvnor" is essentially the original track which we arrived at once I started producing and remixing it.
The reference to my "Mix for the Guvnor" is very specifically about the whole reason I started working with Al in the first place and my whole concept of the production of this album, namely, that both Al and I have a connection in one Andrew Wetherall, as I used to DJ at Turnmills before or after him back in the day, and Al had toured with him, On-U and Dennis Bovell. When I heard 3Head's new album initially as a demo tape, I could see the links between the indie related elements of it - but with a dub undervibe - so my mission was to make that vision a reality.
I took the initial vibe (which is now Part 1) - and then giggied it up a bit for the second half (which is now Part 2). I've fine-tuned further with more "Duncan's tweaks", so as I say, this is the original, but at 9 mins - was too long for radio, etc - hence spitting it into parts 1 & 2)
3head vs Uncle Fester on Acid - So Low (Jekyll & Hyde Mix)
On U Sound's very own Pats Dokter delivers his remix of SoLo - a dub-heavy remix that brings the strings to the fore and dissects and rebuilds the track to a mad crescendo.
Drums, Percussion, composition: Al Macaulay
Violin & composition: Calina de La Mare
Male Vocals: "Spider" Johnson Ettienne
Female Vocals: Lara Bassakinci
Guitars: Dave Woolfson
Bass: Magnus Sveningsson
Production & Mixing: Duncan Forbes
Remixes from Duncan Forbes & Pats Dokter
Management: Matthew le Maistre Smith (email@example.com)
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