After the launch of a “Wavo Remix Competition” for his single "Brave Love ft. Jmi Sissoko" Dr. Shiver handpicked 5 top notch remixes to create an unreal remix package released via his own label "Art & Music Recordings". Starting with the winners "Rockyz & Galex" coming to Floats, M+IKE, Guiigs and AviTheAwesome, the remixes are made to satisfy any musical taste, from Future Bass to Progressive House.
Dr. Shiver: the Interview:
Hi Bruno, you just released an awesome remix pack for your hit song "brave love". How did you choose the remixers?
When I released Brave Love, I thought “ this vocal definitely deserves a few new remixes” so the first thing I did was getting a great house remix from my brother Solberjum. At that point I thought “why not give a chance to some upcoming talented artists?” and my own imprint Art&Music Recording was already partner with WAVO so the next step was easy to take. We ran a very cool remix competition on WAVO that allowed us to discover some new fresh talents. Once all the remixes were delivered, I did a nice live streaming session from our Art&Music Recording studios where I heard all the remixes giving real time advices and that’s how I made the final decision.
You recently celebrated 8 years of activity of your label Art & Music Recordings. What's the biggest achievement you think you reached until now?
There are a few things that make particularly proud: discovering Serebro and signing the triple platinum record “Mama Lover”, opening our Art&Music Recording Studios when I was only 27, that are still the biggest recording studios in Italy and one of the biggest in Europe, working with huge artists such as Pharrell Williams, Little Louie Vega just to name a few. Doing the first official and authorized remix of the historical hit “You’ve got the Love”, using for the very first time, after Frankie Knuckles, the original 1986 Candi Staton vocal, achieving with this remix, not only support from the biggest Djs in the world, but also a top 5 in the UK Pop chart.
You use to work with many young talented musicians, helping them to build their brand. What do you think about the Rockyz and Galex ?
When I first heard their remix, I thought “these guys have a lot of experience in producing”, so when I discovered that they were very new in the scene I thought “damn it! These kids really have something to say...”. When, in the end, I found out that they are Italian, I felt very proud.
Rockyz and Galex: The Interview
How and why do you guys teamed-up to produce this remix? you often work together?
We have known each other since the first year of high school. When we met for the first time, we started to talk about music and the next day we were in the studio together trying to create something. It was not bad but the tracks were not at the highest quality. In January I read about “Dr Shiver - Brave Love contest” on WAVO so I called Galex and asked him to have a go at it. He sent me some really good chords, I started to work on it and in just 6 days we finished the remix. We work together very often and we love to experiment with new stuff.
Are you happy to be the winner of this big remix contest? what's your feelings about that?
I couldn’t believe it when I heard Galex and myself being announced by Dr Shiver as winners, so I called Galex and we met to celebrate the victory.
Your style is fresh and actual, which DAW and Plugin you use most?
I use Logic while Galex uses Fl studio. I always use Sylenth and Spire to make chords and Massive to do the bass-line. I also use plugins like serum or trash2 to distort the sound. In the remix the chops are made by Galex with the slicer, while Dr. Shiver finalized mixing and mastering at Art&Music Recording Studios.
What's your next plan for the future? Any new collaboration in progress?
We have a new track we are working on at the moment We hope to make other good tracks and maybe release other things on Art & Music Recording.
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