Scientists and music professors at Cambridge University came together to find the saddest song ever made. They went through thousands and thousands of music sheets, some even dating back to the 16th century. They went through composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Johann Sebastian Bach. They tested the songs on hundreds of different people, observing The Limbic system, which is the part of the brain which controls emotion, like sadness, happiness and anger. After 7 years of research and observation, they finally found a song which made 94.7% of listeners cry or feel an overwhelming of sadness come across them. This is the song they found.
While the first two incarnations of this popular series (HERE & HERE) were impromptu, this one was actually planned and the planning pays off in spades, showcasing a wide array of grooves that live up to our steady standards. Some of the tracks are recently released fare, others we lucked upon while looking for something else and a few we’ve been stashing away for just the right time and place to share.Enjoy!
A while in the making, an incredible set of reworks of this beautifully delivered song are finally here! ‘Elise’ presents us with the awesomeness of ‘Poseidon’.
This package has been carefully reworked by some of the dance music industry’s prime producers, and each remix sings it’s own love song. ‘Atjazz’ has spent a whole year ‘on and off’ making sure his remix delivers something new, with a nod to his next full length album project this new wave of glossy soul music oozes passion and melts into Elise’s perfectly delivered vocals, a match made in heaven. ‘At One’, known for his thunderous music has lightened up his musicality to give us a solid yet respectful remix which pushes the vocal smoothly along. ‘Yoruba Records’ head man ‘Osunlade’ has once again cleared the table with his signature sound in the form of the ‘Yoruba Soul Mix’ which brings to our ears everything we love about his sound, working again in perfect harmony with Elise’s offering to the ancient gods. ARCo.’s own ‘Si Tew’ bumps his beats up in two forms, his ‘Late Night Remix’ for a softer approach and his straight up “Si Tew Remix” for the vinyl release which is set to help us click our heels across the dance-floor.
The digital release brings with it a heap of exclusives, the first in the form of the ‘Simbad Suite’ which takes Elise’s heartfelt vocal and swamps it with pads that pull strongly on those heartstrings. The beats are as tight as is to be expected from the quirky East London producer but the bar is raised even further when the sub drops late in the mix. ‘The Layabouts’ also join this story with a much wider scope on their rework, melodic and progressive, both the vocal mix & Instrumental drive through verses, middle eights & choruses with awesome power. Last up, but definitely not least is the apple bobbing ‘Leaked Wisdom Dub’, a fellow video game music producer of Martin Atjazz’s from back in the day, this guys really drives this vocal out by chopping and repeating it to create a subby garage banger.
Overall this package has something for everyone and will fit all tastes of dance music from tech-house to soul and everything in between.
Written by Elise Gargalikis, Lyrics & Vocals by Elise, 01. Remix and additional production by Atjazz. 02. Remix and additional production by Richard Ward. 03. & 04. Remix and additional production by Osunlade. 05. Remix and additional production by Simon Tew 06. Remix and additional production by Simbad. 07. & 08. Remix and additional production by Leigh Darlow & Alex Paschali for The Layabouts, Mixed at Earthworks Studios London. 09. Remix and additional production by Andrew McGinty. 01.Published by Elise Gargalikis (BMI) / Westbury Music Ltd. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08, 09. Published by Elise. Mastered by Martin Iveson at ARCo. Labs. (c) & (p) 2013 Atjazz Record Company. Design by Stuart Boyd. www.subism.co.uk. Executive producer: Martin Iveson. Atjazz websites: www.atjazz.co.uk | www.atjazz.co.uk/label
Written by Elise Gargalikis, Lyrics & Vocals by Elise, A1. Remix and additional production by Atjazz. A2. Remix and additional production by Richard Ward. B1. Remix and additional production by Osunlade. B2. Remix and additional production by Simon Tew. A1.Published by Elise Gargalikis (BMI) / Westbury Music Ltd. A2. B1. & B2. Published by Published by Elise. Mastered by Martin Iveson at ARCo. Labs. (c) & (p) 2013 Atjazz Record Company. Design by Stuart Boyd. www.subism.co.uk. Executive producer: Martin Iveson. Atjazz websites: www.atjazz.co.uk | www.atjazz.co.uk/label