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For my Canadians
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Okay, here it is! My remix of Raven Zoe’s song “Average Guy”.
Raven released her latest EP Hesitated in October of last year. Then started reaching out to producers to work on a remix for each song on the EP. I chose “Average Guy” as the song really spoke to me musically. When I hear the original recording, I feel like I’m sitting in a dark smokey early era jazz club. I love it. I didn’t want to try to recreate that vibe with my remix, so I instead went for more of a late 90s pop remix. The kind you’d hear thumping out of a car during summer vacation.
Raven’s vocal tracks are the only original elements I used in the remix, everything else is new and exclusive to this mix. The remix features my friend Robert Kyle on saxophone. As I was putting the project together I programmed some sampled horns to accent the chorus, and I liked them so much I reached out to Robert to record a few riffs on his sax. In three full takes he freestyled over a rough cut of the remix and I edited the best parts from each take to create the sax you hear on the final remix.
I’ve known (and been a fan of) Raven for about five years now. Back in late 2009/early 2010 we worked together on what eventually became my first full-length studio album, Erase This. Raven and I co-wrote four of the songs on Erase This, including “Making A Scene”, the opening track on the album. “Making A Scene” also features Robert Kyle on saxophone, so I felt his performance here was a nice nod to the past, while creating something completely new today.
Raven and I have also produced a music video for the remix version of “Average Guy”, which will make its debut in a few weeks. Until then, enjoy the remix and check out the full Hesitation Remix EP, which is available now on iTunes.
Click here for full streaming of this and other remixes/music on my site.
Full song credits:
- “Average Guy (Lastufka Remix)”
- Written and originally performed by Raven Zoe.
- Remix produced by Alan Lastufka.
- Remix features Robert Kyle on saxophone.
- Assistant Producer / Mixing Engineer: Christian Caldeira.
I mean, you’re too ridiculously perf so it evens out.