“Feel The volume” is easily one of the most recognizable songs of 2015. Not only do I really enjoy the original, some of the mixes and VIP’s of it are absolutely killer as well. Most importantly, here is another with Duckworthsound and Apollo doing a Refixx of it that drops this track squarely into the future house category. The bass is turned up and modulated a little more to give us something even heavier for the dance floors. Duckworthsound and Apollo have given this track a signature sound that does justice to the original while giving fans something new and exciting to listen to.
Check out the track below, along with an exclusive interview with Duckworthsound and Apollo about the track you are definitely listening to already. Enjoy 😉
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– First, mind introducing yourselves to our readers?
DWS: Hello readers! My name is Duckworthsound I am 19 years old, and I am a producer & DJ from Surrey, England.
AP: Hi I’m Apollo! I’m an 18 year old house producer from South West London, I usual lot produce more deep tech style tracks but have teamed up with my good friend Duckworthsound not for the first time to produce this new refixx of Jauz’s Feel The Volume.
– How did this refixx come about?
DWS: So myself and Ash (Apollo) are good friends, we spend several days together in my studio, working on music, separate and together, giving each other tips and ideas. Ash told me he had some stems for Feel The Volume and we began to play with it, made a really good outline to the track, then Ash just played around with a bass sound he made and it literally blew me away, it was so deep and powerful, I added some distortion to it and we found that signature bass we were going to use for track, from there the rest is history and we came out with this!
AP: We both loved the original, I came across the stems and knew Luke (DWS) would be the perfect person to give the track the energy and power to compliment that of the original. So I took them to his studio and the rest you can hear!
– What do you think of the original and how did your sound slowly creep into the song you’ve put out?
DWS: I remember right when it it first release me and Ashley were just blown away by it, I’d say it was easily one of the biggest releases of the year! It really out Jauz on the map. Either way, after a while coming back to it and having the stems to play it, it was really nice to add our own styles to it, Ash bringing his incredible bass sound, and I liked the change in styles, I’ve always wanted to play around with more styles, really for me the 3rd drop was when I realised we’ve really pushed something out here, the style was very much so influenced by, Dr. Fresch / Wuki style bass music, I’ve loved being able to try that style out.
AP: I have huge respect for Jauz who has pioneered this new genre which a lot of people seem to be enjoying at the moment so put our own sounds on it to adapt that style slightly and try and give the listeners something fresh and exciting. For example with the iconic Duckworthsound drums.
– Do you have a favorite element to this track?
DWS: I Really love the Bass, it’s incredible the way it works so well in all 3 drops, varying so much, yet still bringing the same result.
AP: I most enjoy the fact that it is quite unique. We make different style tracks so seeing them fuse together to make something like we have was really cool. We seemed to have forged a couple of different genres within one track which we are both really happy about!
– How do you approach remixes, bootlegs, and refixes in general?
DWS: I always think everyone has there own way to approach this, some people break the song down if they have the stems and begin to make there own drops, some people like to rebuild the track from scratch to make it feel more like there own… I’ve always referred back to Laidback Luke’s forum I use to read, that if you like a sound, try to sample it, and work with it in the way you want and create what you want with that.
I think that’s what we done with this Refixx and I think it’s come out great.
AP: I tend to start with the vocal when I’m producing, I use my sampler on Logic a lot too to play around with the stems and find nice samples. Then look at drums and then synths and bass lines and then put some FX on. Very roughly speaking of course!
– Any words of advice for those seeking to do remixes that sound great like yours?
DWS: I would say just take your time, I know it always feels like a rush to get it out and get people to notice your work, but if you take your time, you can create something as close to perfection as possible, we spent countless sessions on this track, the first 3 all were a completely different idea for the remix, the minute you know you’ve done it right and you’ve got something down that you’re proud of, get some feedback from outside people’s ears.
From this point it’s then about being calm, collective, understanding the feedback and working with it.
It’s all about making sure it’s as perfect as you want it to be, and that all takes time.
AP: I always look for something in the original track that I like. Use that as your trunk of the tree and build branches off of that is a nice way of looking at it. Every track needs a point of interest and this track for me, has a couple which makes it stand out. Originality and creativity is very important too, don’t be afraid to play around with what you’ve got, it doesn’t always come out perfect but eventually you will find something that you like and which sounds original.
– Final thoughts?
DWS: I’m very happy with how his tracks gone and I hope everyone likes it! If you want to keep up to date with me and my releases my links will be below! I’ve got a lot planned for 2016, a Happy new year to everyone!
AP: I’ve got a brand new EP coming out early new year which I’m very excited about! There’s slightly different vibes on there compared to this track so if you are interested my soundcloud and social media links are below which you will be able to access it on when it gets released. But in the short term I’ve got my fingers crossed for this track hoping you all like it and get behind it. Have a great 2016!