Lana Del Rey – SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Adam Freeland Vox mix


Not a combination I’d have expected. Adam Freeland takes his some time off from Marine Parade to remix Lana Del Rey in an electro stylee. Free download via facebook.

The blurb below is interesting on how it was constructed. This is not the big brash breaks thing I was expecting, it’s a more straightforward electro piece. That’s electro of the old school (think Aux 88), not the modern distortion. Although this is billed as the Vox mix, the use of only Lana’s backing vocals makes this work much more strongly as a dance track. And because it’s Adam he knows how to make use of a clever gear change from dreamy electro into a big euphoric peak. Not his best but cool nonetheless.

Blurb: Like any piece of art its a mash up of a lifetime of influences. I seem to wear my influences quite literally. You can hear that The beats are straight up Classic electro.  Electro tracks which infleunced me in my teens were
Hashim-Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Cybotron -Clear,
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force-Planet Rock –
And artists like Kraftwerk, Aux 88, Drexia, Whodini.

The pads were blatantly inspired by  Angelo Badalamenti’s Twin peaks soundtrack . Any excuse to reference my hero @DAVID_LYNCH

The other influences are more contemporary:
The production vibe influenced by the current Dirty bird stuff @dirtybird_sf
The 808 Bassline was inspired by  Julio Bashmore’s style. @juliobashmore
The chopped up vocal hook was inspired by Holy Other’s sound @H0LYOTHER. Thier Ep ‘With U’  was on loop in my home all of last year.

The arpeggiated Synths were done using my current favourite toy a Pocket Piano by @critterguitari
and my long standing best friend my Korg MS 20 which i bought on ebay from Japan about 5 years ago.
Also a U-he Diva Softsynth has been my recent secret weapon.

I tried to do something really out there with the vocal so it sounds like a weird synth part and slowly morphs in the the full vocal as her vocal is so ‘poppy’ i didn’t want to over do it,.

I just used the backing vocals from the stems I got from Lana, i didn’t actually use her main lead vocal at all. The backing vocals  were really dreamy and feel good.  If you listen to the Original, She sings really low and that didn’t work with the vibe i wanted to take this on.


~ by acidted on February 14, 2013.

3 Responses to “Lana Del Rey – SUMMERTIME SADNESS – Adam Freeland Vox mix”

  1. really annoying that you’d have to “like” it on facebook to get it – some of us are not on facebook. Nice mix though, thanks for posting it!

  2. […] all the ambient of Dreamfish and Orbital and the lushness of Lana Del Ray, something in a different direction. Some austere techno from Jay […]

  3. yeah – like this a lot.

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