After the devastating earthquake in Japan, WonderSound friends The Freelance Whales asked us to participate in a benefit EP to help Japan rebuild. We remixed “Hannah” and here’s how we did it.
The remix was programmed primarily on a Roland Jupiter 6 analog synth tracked through a Universal Audio 2-610 and Distressor. I cut up the original drums from the session, re-amped them, and layered them with 12 bit drum samples from my Yamaha RX5 drum machine. The concept was to build slowly, drop everything out and then experience a brain overload where we throw everything at it. With a stunning mix from studio engineer Emmett Farley, the remix of the popular single “Hannah” was born.