Dr. Shiver and Solberjum are back together again on Art&Music Recording, with a new explosive track that can’t be missed!
The two artists have already impressed the audience with their track “Dom Dom” (ft. Bo Valentine) and the tropical remix of the massive hit “Brave Love” (ft. Jmi Sissoko).
This time they came up with a groovy and explosive record, a 2018 rework of “Bla Bla Bla”, taking this masterpiece by Gigi D’Agostino to the next level.
HOW AND WHY YOU DECIDED TO WORK TOGETHER ON THIS TRACK?
Dr. Shiver: Every two months Samir comes to our Art&Music Recording Studios to finalize his productions with me and the team. It was about one year ago when he arrived here, we mixed and mastered three of his new tracks and when the session was done, he just played me a nice demo. I thought, “cool idea,” so we started to work around it. Step by step we drastically changed it until the whole instrumental was done. At that point Samir found a nice vocal sample that we had used. After a few months I was in my car driving and “Bla Bla Bla” by Gigi D’Agostino was playing on the radio. I thought “Oh my god, this vocal would be dope on our collab.” So I called Solberjum and he made the magic happen: he did not use the original acappella of the track. You should know that the original “Bla Bla Bla” vocal was made by sampling an old vinyl and distorting it. Well, Samir made the same process again, re-sampling that original track by Stretch titled “Why Did You Do It.” But, you know, we are in 2018. New technology, new plugin and software, so actually, the vocal we have now is even cleaner and fatter than the original made by Gigi!
Solberjum: As I'm an exclusive artist to Art&Music Recording, we've created a process when it comes to working together, where I work on ideas from Paris, send them to Bruno, who is also the Art&Music A&R, and from there he suggests which track I should finish. When I'm all set, I come to the studio to work with the team in order to finalize the sound design, do some tweaking, and for mixing and mastering.
As Bruno mentioned, I played the original idea for "Bla Bla Bla" to him and he liked it and felt he had some cool ideas to make it stronger. We started to work together on this one and it went from one version to another, but in a good way. I basically added some cool vocals, but Bruno came back to me a few months later with this huge idea to use Gigi D'Agostino’s sample. When I heard it, I felt like those vocals were just perfectly made for our track. The only issue was that the original acappella was sounding a bit cheap, so I recreated the full process of remaking “Bla Bla Bla” the way the original was done.
COLLABORATE USUALLY MEANS SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH SOMEONE ELSE. WHAT DID YOU LEARNED WORKING TOGETHER ON THIS TRACK?
Dr. Shiver: From my part, I can say that you always learn from working with somebody else. I have been happy to work with Samir for a long time now (it’s been three years already) so there are a lot of things that he helped me with. Mostly I must admit that he influenced me a lot with his cool underground sound, his views and sonority.
Solberjum: Bruno is a very strong melodist, better than I am and he is also very picky with details. Since I've been working with him, he has pushed me to work harder and he has always tried to reevaluate my ideas and bring them to a higher level. This is what I'm always trying to do now when I'm working on new tracks. Is my melody strong enough? What about the sound design? Could I make it more outstanding? Etc...
HOW IMPORTANT IS FOR YOU TO DO A "ROAD TEST" WHILE PRODUCING YOUR TRACK? WHERE DID YOU GUYS TESTED THE SONG BEFORE MAKE THE FINAL VERSION?
Dr. Shiver: I tested it the first time in my set at Tomorrowland. People were jumping when the drop hit! After testing it, I just made minor arrangement improvements making the track a bit more minimal compared to the original.
Solberjum: This track is a secret weapon. Every time I’ve played it, people go crazy. You can play it at your high point or when you feel like you are losing your crowd’s attention. When people hear the popular vocal and how we made it sound fat, they love it. Every time people walk to my DJ booth to ask me who made it. From our original test to our released version, we just made minor improvements.
WHAT ABOUT ART & MUSIC RECORDINGS? ANY HOT NEW PROJECT YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US?
Dr. Shiver: It’s getting better and better day by day! We are launching a brand new graphic and video line for all of our tracks. The first one will be this collab with Solberjum, “Bla Bla Bla.” We have tons of new tracks by me, Solberjum and David Allen. Soon, we will release the remixes of the winners of the Wavo remix contest of my track “Brave Love.” The Rochyz & Galex remix is pure madness! We have also signed Corx & Mathias D. with their atomic bomb “Zulu” that will be released on April 23rd. There is a new collab that I made with Jegers that will be released soon: a track that makes all of us proud for the brutality of the master and the extreme sound design. We also signed Black Code, a talented guy from Rome. We will also do some cool label nights very soon with all of our artists playing live. Miami, Ibiza and Amsterdam are waiting for us and almost all of the major DJs are supporting our tracks: what more to ask?
I can just say that if you wanna have a little spoiler of these new releases I mentioned here, you should definitely check the live streaming that we will do on Saturday, March 17th for our Art&Music Recording Miami compilation, so get connected on our socials!
WHAT DO YOU GUYS ARE PLANNING TO DO IN THE MONTHS?
Dr. Shiver: I personally have a nice calendar full of new exciting gigs, releases, writing and recording sessions. Plus I am following Art&Music Recording day by day. This year is going to be massive!
Solberjum: 2018 is an exciting year for me, I feel refreshed with new projects and ideas. I've got three new releases ready to be dropped: “Bla Bla Bla” with Dr. Shiver, another one with my brother Beowulf, “Dubai,” and another dope one as solo, which still needs a name.
I feel very creative actually, I've got a bunch of new tracks in mind and I know where I want to bring my music. I'm also driving my company Broderskab, which takes a lot of my time. You can meet us this year in Miami for Miami Music Week, then Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas to finish our USA trip. We've got a huge plan for this year with new destinations that we will announce soon.
If you haven't heard about us yet, then you will soon for sure...
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