ChillDance is an instrumental track starting out nice and chilled and moving into funky dance territory with the help of some funky guitar by Bri. It was the track I used to create my Wanna be Known – Snowdune remix. The opening keyboards where inspired by a chord progression my brother played on piano which I layered up and modified so he can’t recognise it.
Earth Shine is an atmospheric instrumental utilising African voice samples, jungle sounds, thunder & rain, and even didgeridoo as well as usual bass, guitar and synths. Created from one of my bass-lines and built into a musical journey with Bri Littlehales. Produced by Snowdune and Bri Littlehales.
Although using 90 tracks, some of them have very little or just one event on them but it’s fair to say we have put a lot of music into this track and much of it is hopefully quite subtle. It starts off with a mood created by four layered basses and after a short while some psychedelic chilled guitar add interest. The track builds steadily throughout its almost eight minutes and hopefully creates a nice atmospheric mood before building to an uplifting finale.
This track was my entry to the Fxpansion / York remix competition. The song is a remix of vocal and a few guitar tracks by York feat Brandon Jones though it also contains a substantial amount of my own music including all the drums, Bass – and funky rhythm guit by Bri (mostly from my instrumental track ChillDance). Unfortunately it didn’t win, but I think it was maybe just the wrong style for the competition, and believing that helps me keep my pride.
OK Cafe has been played on BBC Radio
This song has a retro feel, it’s quirky and dancy. It makes me want to do silly dances such as in Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me. I can see mini-skirted girls with long sexy boots doing those great 60s dance moves to it.
Originally a Mick Brears composition, produced and played by Snowdune, Mick and Bri Littlehales, it was inspired by an actual cafe in Sheffield (OKeh Cafe) frequented by Mods.
OK Cafe has now been played twice on BBC Radio Sheffield evening show which features, “the best unsigned bands”. First time they opened up the show with it and second time they opened up the second half of the show with it.
OK Cafe has also been listed on the Getty Images music library for potential licencing in films or ads