Ubertalented singer-songwriter, Sophie Barker - singer with Zero 7 and The Egg, amongst others, and a solo artist in her own right - has teamed up with DeepDownDirty's team of creative producers to release an inspirational dance-music album of remixes of tracks from her 2017 album 'Break the Habit' (originally released on Disco Gecko Recordings), all featuring Sophie's warm, rich vocals. From the progressive melodies of Paul Sawyer's and Simon Sinfield's remix of 'I Do It To Myself'; the melancholic vibe of Cruster's rework of '3 Things'; the yearning synths of Black Chapel's re-do of 'Start Me'; and the catchy melody of Ali Bakhtiar's remix of 'Don't Give It Away', this is a captivating and impassioned collection of remixes.
BL.CK's edit of 'Break The Habit' is a dance-floor-pleasing masterpiece with reverberating synths serving as the perfect background to Sophie's heartfelt vocal whilst Lee Ogdon gives Sophie's 'Road 66' an ombré treatment with a devastating synth riff, showcasing her vocals beautifully throughout his musical play of dark and light. In 'Breathe Me', Doppelstern overlays swaying rhythmic textures and darker synth riffs with a luscious violin melody and delicate top notes and in 'Start Again', Demah's wonderful use of Sophie's voice set against a rhythmic deep-tech soundscape and an inspired use of a saxophone motif perfectly complements the achingly beautiful lyrics.
Audiofetish achieves the seemingly impossible with his remix of Sophie's cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Gold Dust Woman' and creates something fresh and new with this familiar-to-some track, conveying heartbreak adeptly through his unique musical interpretation The strength, power and depth of Sophie's song-writing and vocal talent shines through in Neon Lines creating, with the help of DeepDownDirty's international team of accomplished producers, an alluringly thoughtful and empowering album remix album.
Thanks go to Compound Audio (https://compoundaudio.net/) for mastering the tracks on this release, to Emma Yasumi of 10B Events for providing the continuous DJ mix for promotional purposes which you can listen to on DeepDownDirty's Soundcloud and Mixcloud, to Jacqueline Palmer of Draw The Line Radio Show and A Darker Wave for writing the release description and to Disco Gecko Recordings and Sophie Barker for permitting this project to go ahead.
Sophie Barker https://soundcloud.com/sophiebarkermusic https://sophiebarker.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sophie.barker.37 https://twitter.com/TheSophieBarker
Ali Bakhtiar https://soundcloud.com/djalibakhtiar/ https://www.mixcloud.com/djalibakhtiar/ https://www.facebook.com/djalibakhtiar/ https://www.instagram.com/djalibakhtiar/
Lee Ogdon https://soundcloud.com/leeogdon https://www.facebook.com/djleeogdon/ https://twitter.com/lee_ogdon https://www.instagram.com/lee.ogdon/
Paul Sawyer https://soundcloud.com/paulsawyerofficial https://twitter.com/PaulSawyer_ https://www.facebook.com/paulsawyerofficial/ https://www.instagram.com/paulsawyerofficial/
Simon Sinfield https://soundcloud.com/simon-sinfield https://twitter.com/simonsinfield https://www.instagram.com/simonsinfield/
Honourable mentions to: Emma Yasumi of 10B Events https://www.facebook.com/WeAre10BLondon/ https://soundcloud.com/emmayasumi https://www.facebook.com/emmayasumi https://twitter.com/EmmaYasumi
Jacqueline Palmer aka Jacki-e (of Draw The Line Radio Show and A Darker Wave) https://soundcloud.com/jackiepalmer https://www.facebook.com/djjackiepalmer https://twitter.com/jackiepalmer https://www.facebook.com/drawthelineradioshow/ https://twitter.com/DTLRadioShow https://www.mixcloud.com/DrawtheLine/ https://www.facebook.com/adarkerwave/ https://twitter.com/adarkerwave https://soundcloud.com/adarkerwave