The New York Remix Project didn’t begin in New York or London or even Bombay. It actually began in Kingston, Jamaica, where we met New York based musician, artist and producer Tony Grund during a BMI event. (Side note – We also recorded Sly and Robbie for the forthcoming 3rd BDO album!) Tony suggested a remix project solely by New York producers taking tracks from the first two Bombay Dub Orchestra albums to give them a ‘New York State of Mind’.
We held a competition for one non-New York producer and ended up with a track by Sound Shikari, an excellent young producer from Oman.
New York is close to our hearts. Garry has worked in most of the great studios there over the years and we have both stayed, worked and performed in the vibrant city on many occasions.
The great thing about remix projects is that our music is taken to a different place – one where we would never ordinarily go on our albums. It’s always exciting to see the diversity that the remixes bring.
The New York Remixes album shows some of that diversity, and the rich culture that the city has to share.
We hope you enjoy listening to and experiencing this as much as we have.
- Andrew and Garry
The album comes out digitally on Six Degrees Records on the 25th September 2012 and will be available from all online music stores. In the meantime here’s a free download in anticipation of The New York Remixes.
Bombay Dub Orchestra – The New York Remixes
1. Compassion - Pivotal Movement Remix 2. Junoon - EarthRise SoundSystem's "Warrior 3" remix [feat MC's: Srikala, Truth Now and Jackson Whalan] 3. Compassion - Capcom Remix 4. Monsoon Malabar - Force of Change Remix 5. Spiral - Sharma Remix 6. The Berber of Seville - Sound Shikari Remix 7. Compassion - Hot Hips Remix 8. Spiral - Ciphony ][ Mix 9. Strange Constellation - Harvey Jones Remix