Saturday, April 26, 2008

Yaz - Nobody's Diary 2008 (A Copycat remix)

I am a huge fan of Yazoo (Yaz) and everyone should know their hits such as Situation and Don't Go. Nobody's Diary was not as big a hit, but still contained the very familiar electro-synth sound that made them so popular. DJ Copycat was asked to do a remix for a 'Remix the Eighties' project which never came to fruition. He was kind enough to share his remix with us, so enjoy!

Yazoo - Nobody's Diary 2008 (A Copycat remix)

Here is what DJ Copycat has to say about the track:

"Back in the days, when Vince Clarke decided to jump the Depeche Mode ship and head for poppier pastures, I was convinced my infatuation with the band was over. But a couple of singles later on, Martin Gore penned "See you", and I let out a sigh as long as a monster truck tire losing its air. What's more, Vince went on to form the marvellous duo Yazoo, comprising everything I loved about DM, plus a little bit of soul on top, courtesy of Alison Moyet's wonderful bluesy voice.

When I was invited to join this project, I knew exactly what to remix: “Nobody's diary”, the prelude to Yazoo's second album "You and me both". When it was released originally, the 12" was just another boring extended job with no added value whatsoever. I always missed a proper remix of the song – a dance remix, to be precise. Well, here’s my shot at it.

I kinda had a vision of Yazoo hooking up with the Pet Shop Boys and the Latin Rascals at an Electro House party hosted by the Swedish House Mafia. The result? Not even close. But hopefully quite fun anyway."

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