No Bullshit Remixes – studio talk with Deo and Z-Man

No Bullshit Remixes – studio talk with Deo and Z-Man
Deo & Z-Man aka MafiosiBros grew up together in the northern part of Germany. As brothers they discoverd the world of skating and rap in the mid 90s until they started their first own parties and freestyle jams. After both of them left their hometown and moved to Hamburg, Deo & Z-Man made a bunch of records together and became resident Djs in several clubs like Golden Pudel in Hamburg or Golden Gate in Berlin. Last winter they released their first longplayer "No Bullshit" which has been remixed by a couple of well-known producers. For this studio talk we asked the brothers to explain some of their recording methods, sound sources and other interesting facts about how their record was created. To keep things easy, we had a focus on some remixes which will be released on the now released Deo & Z-Man ''No Bullshit'' remix album.       'Tales of Love' ( remixed by Julius Steinhoff): In the original version the drum section was made out of MFB622 drums and a boss tom machine. Julius totally switched these drums but kept the main synth pad in his RMX. This main synth is a Roland Juno 106. The original mix contains a bassline by Novation BassStation and some whitenoise sounds by the MS20, I think. But these sounds haven't been used in Julius mix. He made up some new stuff in his studio to finalize his own interpretation.       'Chopped Memories' ( remixed by ARTTU): ARTTU, the Finnish arrangement rocker, took a lot of the original material and created a massive floor mix. He even used the vocal sample and looped it in different times like from four-quarter time to three-quarter time and so on. This track contains recordings from triangles, rainmakers and a strange looking water pan percussion. I don't even know if it's the right name for this instrument. Some of the original lead sounds were made with a Oberheim Matrix 1000, others were made with the Juno again.     'Tamastar Santini' feat. Janos (Credit 00 Reprise): The original mix is made of some sampled heavy drumloops, BassStation basslines, again the Oberheim Matrix 1000 and, of course, the Juno106. Our friend Janos Laszlo played a Hang Drum on this track. Maybe this is one of the freshest intruments on this record, because this instrument was first built in Switzerland in the year 2000. We recorded the drum from above and below with two SM57 mics. But it wasn't easy to catch the sound of this instrument. Credit 00 took out the broken beats and transformed it into a slowmo bassline inferno.       ''Slippin' Into Somethin' '' (Frank Agrario Remix): Frank told me that he wanted to use a piano sample from the original, but hasn't found a way to get it into his mix. So he asked his girlfriend to emulate this sample by singing it. The result is a bouncing Italo-jam with this lovely female vocal. Originally, we used an old Drumtrax machine from sequential circuits and the good old MS20 for the weird bassline. We put some sounds from the Oberheim on top and finally we added a piano sample to the track. (Written by Deo & Z-Man; pics by daniel leibold) Deo & Z-Man - No Bullshit Remixes is released on hafendisko. You can BUY IT HERE on whatpeopleplay    

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