“Are You With Me” is the latest single release from Adam Fielding. Featuring two very different takes on the same material, “Are You With Me” showcases two distinct sides of Fielding’s compositional style.
The original mix fuses Fielding’s signature atmospherics with a dark groove, which – together with some huge vocals and a warm melodic flourish – provide a unique exploration into an evocative progressive house style.
The soundtrack edit strips back the original mix in a style reminiscent of Fielding’s previous work on the album “And All Is As It Should Be”. Rebuilding the track from the ground up with a strong organic focus, the soundtrack edit is a showcase for Fielding’s affinity toward deeply emotive ambient music and soundscapes.
Rounding off the single is an instrumental version of the original mix, shifting the focus away from the vocals and back to the intricate attention to detail found in the electronic instrumentation & production throughout the original mix.
I am pleased to announce the release of my free single, Are You With Me, which is now available to download for free via my Bandcamp page. I have also made stems available to anyone interested in putting a remix together, which you can download either directly, via Soundcloud, or as a .torrent courtesy of Mininova.
The single is also available via most popular digital distribution services, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon et al. You can listen to the single in full via the player below.
Adam Fielding is back with us once again at Distinctive, this time with his latest single ‘Icarus’. Delivering nothing short of beauty, Mr Fielding brings what he does best to the table and we know you’re going to love it. Icarus opens with an instant wave of atmophere that straps you into position for the ride the is about to unfold infront of you. Lighthearted break beat carries through and is joined by elegant keys and strings that build and retreat into majestic peaks and breakdowns, the descriptive vocal floats through the track with a masterfully balanced contrast of ambience, dark bass lines and synth work – a light vs dark element and a great example to the mind of Fielding.
The 06R remix comes at the track with a larger lease on atmosphere, keeping the break beat vibe but going towards a more progressive almost Hybrid esque twist, the remix has more of a dancefloor edge and less outerspace flavour around it. Utilising those powerful strings and entrancing vocal it proves to be a meaty remix!
Blanka is up next and the duo of Adam White & Adam Dowling (Lost Language veterans)do what they do best and have created a big trance remix, fast flowing melodies derived from those awesome strings roll against the darker bass lines you hear in the original mix but with more of a focus point on that underlying thump from the bass line.
OhmFat relaxes the fringe with his remix, creating a very laid back; downtempo mix that has got sunshine groover written all over it. A new melodic bass line becomes the prominent factor whilst OhmFat takes little snippets and elements of the big room atmosphere and weaves them through the background of the mix. Definitely one for an Ibiza beach.
Chevy One tears up the rule book with his remix, the hour of ambience is gone and now comes the day of punchy progressive electro. The no fuss mix pumps out a dirty electro bass line that becomes very entrancing through its repetition. A great and unique take on the single.
The eponymous single from my upcoming album, Icarus, is out now! With a heavy breaks-inspired flavour, the original mix sets the stage for the rest of the album with a delicate mix of organic and electronic instrumentation, featuring strings performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
You can find it via the Distinctive page, iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, Audiojelly, OneRPM and Trackitdown (among others). You can also listen to the single in it’s entirety via Spotify.
The full-length album Icarus will be released on the 29th.
I’ve been talking a lot about a heavy production album that I’ve been working on since late last year. I finished working on the musical aspect of the album last last month and, handily, since then it has found a home thanks to the kind folks at Liftmusic. What this means is that it will be fulfilling its original purpose and should be available to music supervisors and producers for use in TV, film and advertising. Which is great!
However, since I started talking about it (and started posting snippets on-line) a few people had expressed an interest in listening to it. Alas, due to the nature of the release it will not be seeing a public release.
Also, I’ve just completed another remix for Solarswarm which I’ve just submitted and I’ve been getting some incredible feedback so far. I’ll be sharing more news once everything’s finalised but I’m really excited about this one as I genuinely think this is some of my best remix work to date. Stay tuned!
I figured it might not be a bad idea to post an actual update here as opposed to a post dedicated solely to me bitching about DPD! (though I do still hate them with a passion)
Album 3 is still coming along nicely, and I’ve now got a few songs in the bag along with a healthy selection of songs that are ready for a bit of fleshing out. Curiously enough, the end of the album is more or less mapped out at the moment – that’s subject to change, but it’s interesting to see how it’s everything’s starting to fit together. I’m hoping for an interesting blend of progressive/synthpop/atmospheric styles with the finished album. For anyone interested in hearing how things are going, I have a habit of posting clips and snippets from time to time on my SoundCloud page. It’s worth checking there regularly as all kinds of bits and pieces have been appearing there lately and… well… sometimes it seems a bit excessive to post an update here for the sake of a song clip. Sometimes.
I spent a bit of time last week re-installing everything and generally cleaning house, and while doing so ended up going through a few older projects to make sure everything was working properly. In doing so I started messing around with some older songs and re-working them into a more ambient style and ended up with a few interesting ideas – one of said ideas you can check out here. I’ve also been working on a few shorter instrumental ideas over the past month or so, sort of reminiscent of my “sketch-a-day” thingy I did a couple of years ago (for the uninitiated, this involved me writing very quick song ideas regardless of quality – surprisingly, I’m really happy with how most of them turned out) but with a bit more of a polished sound overall. I’ve also been tinkering with Reason 6 for a little while now and, I must say, the focus on rhythmic and distortion effects devices is very welcome.
As you may or may not know, I quite like remixing tracks. For someone who is generally rubbish at fully collaborating on a joint project (through no fault of anyone else… I’m just a bit of a control freak), remixes are a unique form of collaboration. You already have a complete track ready to work with, and it’s entirely up to the remixer to decide how best to contribute to the existing work. From the point of view of a control freak, that’s a pretty good situation to be in. Of course, it also helps when you have a fantastic original track to work with.
I’ve been a fan of Avatar One‘s work for quite a few years now, and I had a great time working on this remix. The original track seemed to tick most of my usual boxes (namely in terms of atmosphere), so I decided to try something a bit different, going for a fusion of chilled and hard breaks.
The single was released today through Solarswarm. I would love to know what you think!
Once again, a remix competition has piqued my interest and, as a result, I decided to do a remix of Pendulum’s track “The Island”. I’d love to know what you think of it – I ended up focussing on a more filmscore-meets-prog-trance style, and it was an absolute blast to write. Heavy beats, strings, filtered synths, broken beats and glitchy/granulised vocals… it’s all there :]
Once again, if that player isn’t working you can check out the page directly here.
Things are getting quite exciting here – but first, the most exciting news! I’ve been in talks with a certain label rep with regards to writing music for a label that I’m a huge, huge fan of – I don’t want to say too much more until things have progressed a little, but needless to say I am hugely excited at the prospect of working with them.
Secondly, I’ve been working on a collaboration with Refracture which I cannot wait to share with you – it’s sounding absolutely fantastic, and has already been gaining some pretty fantastic support. If you decide to check out Refracture, be sure to also check out his first album – it’s bloody brilliant, particularly if you’re a fan of early-noughties breaks updated with a more contemporary, glitchy twist. That kind of thing is right up my street.
Other than that, I’ve got another vocal collaboration in the works (which is a secret for now) as well as a Pendulum remix on the go – the latter of which is for their competition which you can check out here. I’ve been through several ideas so far and right now I’m working on a progressive breaks-meets-filmscore remix that sounds quite, quite different to the original version.
I’m also trying to figure out how to perform Lightfields (and other non-album tracks) in a solo-live capacity…
As you may or may not have been aware, Zero 7 are currently running a nifty little remix competition. Given that I’ve spent the past age working on and releasing Lightfields, I figured I would try writing something a little different and this was a nice excuse to do just that.
So, as a result, I give you my remix of Futures!
(…in case that player isn’t working, you can check out the track via this link)
If you like what you hear, then I’d really appreciate it if you could vote it up. I had a lot of fun writing it, and it was a nice excuse to bust out the cowbell again.