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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Peter Wilson vrs. Matt Pop - Intoxicated
(Candy Apple Blue's After Midnight Mix)

Candy Apple Blue's After Midnight Mix
Recently we got the privilege to work with the outstanding Netherlands remixer Matt Pop and his gifted Australian partner Peter Wilson. We were contacted and asked to submit a remix for "Intoxicated". It was to be the first single from Peter Wilson's upcoming sophomore album titled, "Stereo". The song was just so infectious and fun that we just couldn't resist the offer. Little did we know at the time but some pretty big names were also on board to do remixes as well. Most notably Dave Ford & Ian Curnow of PWL fame.

We approached the remix with great care. We really wanted to give it that old school Megatone Records / Patrick Cowley sound. So we went all the way, even playing the baseline in live just like Mr. Cowley would have done back in the day before MIDI. Also we both wanted to give it an early Duran Duran "Girls On Film" alternative flare. Having said that, we just really wanted our mix to feature Peter's smooth & sulty vocals which he nailed flawlessly.

We put a considerable amount of time, love and energy into the song. We gave it that retroactive "Candy Apple Blue coating". In a perfect world, we would have employed mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig to do the final audio mastering. But at his prices that was a pipe dream! :) At any rate, we were really excited to learn that the remix was approved & was going to be included on the remix E.P. released by Energise Records!

There was however a slight mix up on the title of our remix which wasn't caught in time before it's digital release. For whatever reason, "Candy Apple Blue's After Midnight Mix" was simply shortened to the "After Midnight Remix" leaving our remix completely uncredited. Que Sera, Sera. What could we do? As a side note: We would really like to thank Gary Simmons from Energise Records Ltd for trying to help resolve that matter.

- Carly Emerick

Anyway without further adieu we proudly present to you...



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