Jonathan Joosten, producer of The Happy Groover, was invited to play a DJ-set on Partycast.tv. The set was pre-recorded and airs march 13, 2021. For this occasion, Jonathan only played tracks produced by himself. Most of these tracks are currently unreleased, and some may never get an official release.
Among the tracks that may never see an official release are a bootleg remix of Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity, Farley Jackmaster Funk – Love Can’t turn Around, Phil Fearon – Ain’t Nothing But A House Party, and Jonathan’s entry for a recent Klubbheads – Turn Up The Bass remix contest. The entire DJ-set is an eclectic combination of various styles of House Music (Disco House, Melodic Techno, EDM, and more), with lots of roots in the 80s. Enjoy and if you like the mix, feel free to share it with your friends!
While this track by Remix The Remix was actually produced over a year ago, and since then only used in DJ sets by producer Jonathan Joosten, the success of Exotica resulted in requests to finally release this version as well. Well, now would probably be a good time to release the song.
The story behind this remake: After hearing Cyber People – Void Vision for the first time, around 1985, producer Jonathan Joosten fell in love with the track. A few years later he was able to buy a copy of the record. He discovered that the b-side contained a ‘Slow Version‘ of the track. More importantly, the first ten seconds of this ‘Slow Version’ contained a sort of demo version of the main melody of the song. Ever since hearing that intro, Joosten wanted to use that in a new music production. Fast forward to late 2019 and Joosten finally got around to producing the version he had in mind for over three decades.
So what took so long to release the song? Simply put: the lyrics. Or better, not being able to identify the lyrics from the original song. All Cyber People songs are sung by a vocoder, which makes it difficult to understand what is precisely being sung. Over the years, many people have tried to figure out what the exact lyrics for Void Vision should be. There are lyrics available on certain websites, but they turned out to be a very poor interpretation of what is being sung. Joosten resang all vocals through a vocoder as well. He recorded two different versions of the song, but each version used different lyrics. As he was unable to figure out which lyrics were the correct ones, the song ended up on the shelf and became a private DJ tool foor Joosten.
Soon after Purple Disco Machine released Exotica, Joosten received the first requests to release his version of the song as well. While the matter of the lyrics still wasn’t solved, Joosten went ahead and finished the versions he had been working on using the vocals he felt sounded best, ignoring whether they made any sense. The Radio Edit of the Original Mix is now available on Spotify and all other streaming platforms. For DJ’s there is also the full Original Mix available, as well as a Tech House remix by Tha Bomb.
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The megamix is 79 minutes long. Not only does this megamix give a good impression of the best Dance music of the past three months, July, August and September of 2020, but it also launches the UniGroove Dance Hits Discovery Mix Show. The plan is to produce new shows on a regular basis and offer these to (internet) radio stations to air. Not every Mix Show will be a megamix like the first episode, but if the megamix is appreciated, doing one of these every three months is certainly an option. Radio stations who are interested in airing the UniGroove Dance Hits Discovery Mix Show are asked to contact UniGroove: info AT unigroove DOT com.
UniGroove Music has launched a DJ pool to distribute its new productions to DJs all over the world. Members of the UniGroove DJ Pool are referred to as Unigroovers. Becoming a Unigroover is easy. Simply sign up on the special form and you will receive an email about future releases and how to download them for free when they are due to be released.
Besides new releases, UniGroovers will also receive emails about new remixes, bootlegs, mashups, recorded DJ sets, and more. Tip for DJs who are just joining: check out the Download section for some of the earlier promos.
The Caglioni – Maurinaz remix of Diamond in the Night is produced by the Italian duo of Adriano Caglioni and Luca Maurinaz.Adriano Caglioni is also the original producer of Felli’s original version of Diamond in the Night, which came out in 1983. Remix The Remix producer Jonathan Joosten had reached out to Adriano Caglioni in order to get permission to release his remake of Diamond in the Night. Once Caglioni heard the new version, not only was he happy to give it his blessing, but he also requested the vocals to make a new version himself. For this remix he teamed up with Luca Maurinaz, a Club DJ who has also worked for several big Italian radio networks.
Available on all your favorite streaming services and online music stores as of today: Remix The Remix – Diamond In The Night (feat. Bowman). The song is a deephouse remake of Felli – Diamond in the Night, which was released in 1983 on Disco Magic records. The song is considered a classic in the Italo Disco scene.
The story behind this song Originally, a new version of Diamond In The Night was recorded in 2018. Bowman is a U.S.-based singer who recorded new vocals in his studio. These were used on the 2018 version of the song. That version was included on UniGroove’s ADE sampler. Patrick von Hecke, at the time A&R manager at ZYX Music, was very enthusiastic about this sampler and wanted to sign four tracks of it right away. One of those four tracks was Diamond In The Night.
So negotiations began, but before an agreement could be reached, Patrick left the company for another job. Despite reaching out to his replacement, nobody from ZYX responded anymore and the track ended up on the shelf.
After hearing Regard – Ride it in 2019, producer Jonathan Joosten figured the mood of that track would fit the lyrics of Diamond In The Night very well. A new version was recorded, which is the version that came out today.
As there was no artistname assigned to this project, the name Remix The Remix was chosen, as that sort of saptures what happened with this song: The remix of the remix became the version that got released.