Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ready for the Remix : Tom Neville comes to Dublin

Who doesn't love a good remix? I've had people make fun of my constant need to have 7 different versions of the one song (is it my fault I enjoy cheesy house mixes and electro laden reswizzes? NO.) but there's nothing like a remix to give a song a fresh take, give it a new lease of life or just make you view it in a new way.

Which is why the news that one of the hottest pop remixers around Tom Neville is on his way to Dublin. Neville's CV is undeniably impressive having worked on mixes for Calvin Harris, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, The Ting Tings, Kelis and Britney Spears. You know, just some low key indie type artists you may not have heard of. Neville does his own tunes too, fitting into a similar vein of immediate electro goodness.

Neville does a good line in chunky electro takes on familiar tracks. His mix of The Tings Tings That's Not My Name is a good example, all sliding synths and heavy bass it's a neat example of those remixes that happily mix commercial appeal and harder dance rhythms. 

I'm really loving his biggest mix at the moment too, a take on Gaga's Telephone which is becoming scarily huge, as hits go:

Having slowly built up a strong international profile, he'll be jetting into Dublin's Wax for a spot of tune playing on the 9th of April. Given that this is a Friday night and WAR will be on upstairs, it'll be basically the best mix of dance, pop, electro, trash and general Britney vibes in town that weekend and sure to be quite the amazing night. I'm sure I'll be there picking my face off the floor/dancing like a crazed animal/failing to convince people that I'm actually sober etc.

If that weren't enough for you, here is an amusing picture of Tom Neville looking off into the distance, probably thinking up of new ways to reswizzle popular hits for maddourivit youngsters on a Friday night. Oh, the life of a DJ:

For more on Tom's work check out his MySpace and for details on time/price etc click here.

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