Visti and Meyland - Leave Your Worries
We would like to say it was all part of a big bombastic plan….the biggest selling Bearfunk artist, a top song, the Prague Philharmonic, 40 piece strings and some great remixes all to celebrate Bearfunk’s 50th release, but alas, it was not! BFK050 is actually the 67th single release on Bearfunk. The strings were done in the lunch-break downtime of a session in Prague with strings-chappie, John Bryan. Make good music and occasionally, just occasionally, good things happen to you! So the knife-edge karma of indie record labels flows.
First up on the remix and let loose on the orchestra is London-based, Bahamas immigre, Loudery. The remix has big strings, chops and slides all wrapped up in a McFadden and Whitehead / Chic style groove. Two Loudery versions feature; the main mix which takes inspiration from Disco-Dan Hartman and his 1979 ‘Countdown-This Is It’ breakdown epic and the instrumental dub which homes in on the lush strings and Bernie-bass groove. It’s 1978 all over again.
Next up is Russian based newcomer, Sportloto. His cool laidback rusko-disco grooves and layered all-enveloping darting synths slow the pace right down. One for the early sets. Of course we had to include an instrumental dub of the original version too. It’s there proudly on vinyl side A1 with big synths, big groove and big attitude.
For a laugh we are also including both the Accapella and Orchapella. This gives any budding remixers the tools to try their own version. If we like them enough we may even release them!
The recession-forgetting original of ‘Leave Your Worries’ features on the extremely well received ‘Visti and Meyland’ debut album.
Working their way towards love...your friends here at Bearfunk.
Nov 22nd, 2010
Original Written, Produced, Mixed and Recorded by Peter Visti & Jakob Meyland at Motorcity Studio.
Loudery Mixes: Bass by Richard Elson, Mix by Aidan Love, Strings by John Bryan & Nikhil George. Score Copy by Michael Goodey. Performed by The Prague Philharmonic, Conducted by Adam Klemens. www.orchapella.com
Mastered by Eugene Rasini at Retreat Media
Published by Dharma Songs
(p) & (c) Bearfunk 2010