I wrote this original song with DJ Cubist in 2006. Primarily DnB genre, it featured my vocals and recorder. I always wanted to do an instrumental version, keeping the basic structure but utilising completely different sounds and creating a feeling of being mesmerised.
I first discovered the Ink Spots in 2009 during After Dark Theatre’s production of ‘Limbo-requiem’. They were an American vocal jazz group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s. One of the first African-American groups, along with the Mills Brothers, to reach both black and white audiences, and had a great influence on the development of the doo-wop vocal style.
I fell in love with this song and wanted to create a unique version of the song.
Since ‘Sucker’ was released by the Jonas Brothers I have listened to this everyday – its got a great beat, it makes me want to move and I just fell in love with the lyrics. When I fall for songs like this, I start manipulating them for fun and see if I can completely turn them on their head. This time I thought I would cement my version, take a risk and release it.
This version is not a straight cover – you should expect something different. Its simple, sultry and I hope you enjoy.
I have confirmed rumours that the follow up to 1.618 is indeed in the works. It’s amazing to have had the recorder used on this album and I count myself lucky to have been involved.
The musicians that are Bongmoth are nothing short of incredible and I cannot wait to hear the next installment.
To really appreciate 1.618, don’t just listen to the tracks I’ve featured, follow the link and listen to the whole album – it’s ‘one monumental song’.