Anna Tsuchiya – Taste My xxxremixxxxxxx!!!!!!! Beat Life!

Tracklist

1. Ah Ah(Shinichi Osawa remix)
2. Taste My Skin(SABOTEN HARD CORE REMIX)
3. in my hands Norino remix
4. FROZEN ROSE(otona mix)
5. MY LULLABY(DOUBLE K REMIX)
6. Somebody Help Me (CAPTAIN FUNK ’80 GBGB Bootleg Mix)
7. Change your life(Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix)
8. ONLY WANT YOU(BDB RMXX)
9. Every moment(FILTERING INFERNO MIX)
10. Somebody Help Me (TATSUYA OE ’89 Remember Acid Mix)

Label: Avex Entertainment Inc.
Catalog No: CTCR14463/B
Release Date: Mar 23, 2006

Commentary

This may surprise you a bit, but I don’t like to make an uplifting remix by forcibly transforming a track which was initially not made as dance music. That’s because it could lead to an unhappy marriage which negates each other’s value. However, when I heard Anna’s original music, which fell into alternative rock, I found her intense and emotional vocal style could fit well with electronic beats and fat synth sounds. So I expected this remix album would show her new potential as a dance vocalist to the audience.

While the original mix of “Somebody Help Me” was a downtempo rock song, I was confident that even if I had transformed it into a more uplifting track, it would not have lost the strength of the song which had a clear structure of the verse and catchy, repeatable chorus.

Immediately after setting myself to the production, I came up with a couple of ideas about how to remix this song. Then I asked the A&R of Anna to include two remixes of the song in the album. “’80 CBGB Bootleg Mix” is a kind of “imaginary mix” made under the assumption that she and her disco punk band performed this song at CBGB, a legendary music club located in NYC well-known as the epicenter of the 70’s punk and early 80’s new wave music scenes. That’s why I made this remix sound like a live recording. As I did in Dune’s “John Wayne vs. Mary Chain” remix, I replaced all the instruments with my performances except for the vocals.

Speaking of “’89 Remember Acid Mix,” I featured piano riffs and “new romantic” synth sounds on the house beat so that it sounded like a homage to the early acid house music.

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Tatsuya Oe Updated: July 3, 2018