Finishing this remix feels like a pretty big personal achievement for me.
I wanted to retain the sensibilities and emotion of Ellie Goulding's vocals, but also remain consistent with the feel of the track set by the original artists Clean Bandit. Having been a big fan of their track Symphony featuring Zara Larsson, I wanted to integrate a lot of orchestral and soul-stirring musical elements that's present in their other tracks, but still adding my own unique sound.
I took this concept further in designing and selecting the right sounds to realise this vision, building layered electronic elements, such as the Trance-inspired synths of the build up and drop. Contrasting this with the more veristic elements of the verses, namely the mallets, piano and strings. Finally, during the mixdown and mastering process, I wanted to place the listener in a large and magnificent space like the La Sagrada Familia or the Santa Maria del Fiore and did this through the use of subtle audio effects, parallel and convolution reverb and delay effects, as well as stereo image manipulation.
I'm really pleased with the result I was able to achieve and I really hope you enjoy it :)
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Posted 12 months ago
Owned by Big Beat Records