Upturned (Zachary Gray remix) hits Apple Music

When Upturned came out a few years back I approached a bunch of different people to re-build the track, with some delightful results. One of them was a dreamy-than-thou chillwave re-boot by Zachary Gray, another alumnus of America’s once most eclectic labels, Le Grand Magistery Records. Zach’s “Mitternacht in Koln” remix took the original’s electronica roots and dug a whole lot deeper. Other tracks on “Remixes & Reinterpretations” include Phoenix, Holobody and many other fine people.

For Apple Music subscribers you can listen now, for those on iTunes it’s still available to buy!


Getting all turned up…

AFH has been busy readying some promos for the new year… Upturned + 3 smashing remixes, refits, reworks, recourses from Simon Bookish, Zachary Gray, and AFH lui-meme… Ye-es! Here’s Zach’s delectable chillwavey rework of “Upturned”:

More remixing royalty: Simon Bookish Slo-Mo Mix of Upturned…

Well it’s an embarrassment of remixy-riches at AFH towers and no mistake. Latest to pitch up a mix for the Upturned EP (coming late March with video) is Simon Bookish, possibly one of the most talented and deserving of the description ‘musically ambitious’ people working out there today. SB has taken the song to a delicate, near-ambient state with Satie-esque pianos and ranks of recorders.

AFH pre-album EP in progress! Mixing, remixing, demixing it…

Sound of whooping all around at AFH towers. 2k11 is underway and we’ve got some really interesting people doing mixes for the pre-album EP, based around the album tracks “Upturned” and “Like 79”. AFH himself has taken it in a strings, harmonium and acoustical de-mix direction. While over in Canada, Zachary Gray, (pictured) has gone all clubby-dreampop on us, and two more fabulous guest mixers are also prepping versions. Excitements! More details on release date as we get them mes amis.

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AFH refits “Cinema Verité” for remix album

Ah the remix, … all hand-claps in a canyon and extendo-c-c-c-choruses. Two minutes of slowly building stab chords and a voice going “Uh-huh… Uh-huh, yeah!”… Well, AFH likes a nice refit-remix – where you take the song on a trip to DisneyLand kind of against its will but in a good way 😉 It’s even better when the band who asks you to do it is really musically interesting and open to a little adventure…

Cinema Verité, (“like the Beach Boys in a colder climate”) are a dreamy post-rocking duo from Canada, whose debut “Sunrise, sunset” is out on LGM this summer. They’re also releasing a separate remix album on Lebanon, Mass. Records and asked AFH to contribute a reimagining of their “Perfect Day”… Excerpt of the mix to follow! x

AFH video: “NightSong” by Piney Gir

Here’s a video, (well animated instructional thought-stream?) I made for my remix of Piney Gir’s Nightsong. The original is a lovely jazzy duet between Piney and Simple Kid. I thought it would sound cool as meltingly acidic smooth jazztronic f**k-up. The video is just because. Just because these days we all watch music rather than just listen to it, right? 😉

“Night song” Piney Gir
(AFH’s San Fran Disko Mix)