Sound student scores independent song release

January 22, 2013

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A Murdoch University student in Sound (BMedia) has seen his remix project released by independent music label Hidden Shoal Recordings.

Makee (aka, Daniel Cavalli) has created a collaborative remix of ‘Hold on to the Road’ by San Francisco-based outfit [The] Caseworker, taking the track’s hesitant shuffle and re-imagining it with an infectious driving groove.

The original version of the song appeared on the band’s 2011 album Letters from the Coast, which has been described as a ‘shoegazing Velvet Underground’.

Makee said he liked [The] Caseworker’s retro-garage sound and was intrigued by the track’s potential.

“My process involved listening to the track and chopping up loops of parts I liked and experimenting with effects and other techniques until I found something that sounded good to my ears,” Makee said.

I was chuffed that the band liked it and the label wanted to do a release. It's been a great opportunity to build rapport with an established label, and obviously the exposure that a label release can bring.”

Cam Merton, Hidden Shoal Recordings’ General Manager, said he was extremely happy with the outcome.

“We’re excited to be getting this track out and Daniel has been awesome in working it into its final releasable form,” he said.

“[The] Caseworker love what he has done, so much so that they have asked Daniel to remix an EP worth of tracks from the same album for release in 2013, which will act as a nice bridge or even companion to their follow up album later in the year.

“This experience has impressed us and we’re definitely interested in looking at future collaborations with Murdoch students.”

To download a free copy of the remix, go here.

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