my remix of the kills "cheap and cheerfull" just came out on beatport along side remixes by Sebastian and Fake Blood. (there's a chart up there somewhere too but I couldn't figure out how to link to it) This was a weird one for me, I was so burned out on the song when they asked me for a remix i just ended up taking the 2 track demo and cutting it up bootleg-style, then throwing some acid shit underneath. it turned out good, but it's probably the weakest mix on the 12. also the other two mixes are amazing basically. I've been obsessed with sebastian ever since I heard his mix. I read somewhere on the internets that he uses a bunch of compressors and expanders in sequence to get that big meaty sound with the loud furry looking waveforms. got some pretty furry results the other day and it looked like this:
that's a fuck-ton of plugs to have on one channel strip so yeah. if anyone knows the actual way he gets that sound email me or just post up in the comments section as I am curious. also I suspect that he is using lots of little tiny samples in addition to whatever compressing and expanding is happening
Here is a really cool video of Benny Benassi in the studio doing a bootleg remix. they take this old Vangellis track from Blade Runner, and turn it into a total face melter in about 20 minutes . turns out his brother Allie does all the programming, mixing etc....!!! who knew?!? I am now convinced that Allie is also the dude behind Mobbing. I love the way they build the tracks, it's so efficient. they start off doing three rough sections "dance" (main) "dream" (breakdown) and "walk the dog" (bridge) work on each box exclusively and then worry about the transitions and details later. this way you make sure you have all your important parts done before you start getting bogged down in the details.