Preview the single here: soundcloud.com/billie-ray-martin/sets/after-all-out-july-13-germany-july-11
Four track Digital release
Release date: 13 July 2014 (Germany: 11 July 2014)
Label: Disco Activisto Records
Catalogue no: DAREC1402
and all digital stores worldwide
Style: House (Chicago)
A spontaneous idea while in a writing session with Dark Storm (aka Abdullah Al-Wali), Billie casually recorded demo vocals for this Bowie cover. To record the song had been on Billie’s ‘to do’ list for a number of years and Abdullah’s production vibe lent itself perfectly to the idea.
Billie and Abdullah had come together by chance, after Billie had received the Dark Storm album promo and replied that she loved it. Soon after, they got together for a week in Berlin to work on song ideas.
Billie had a certain sound in mind for the mix of ‘After All’ and managed to create something in the studio that surpassed her own expectations. Not designed to service dancefloors in an obvious way, it still manages to create a ‘back to the roots’ groove... anyone uttering Electribe 101?
Legendary House and Techno Pioneer Mijk van Dijk’s mixes give this release a serious old school house vibe with an Electribe 101 feel, while the chilled Caesar Gergess Dub adds the theremin (!!) and jazzy trumpet to the package.
BBC Radio 6, Galaxy Radio
Luke Solomon: A spectacular vocal over some brilliantly haunting house music. whats not to love. full support from me both club and radio.
Aerea Negrot: This is Hot!! It's a trip!
Zerocrop: Majestic! Peerless!
Severino (HMD-Classic-Hot Creations): A great interpretation of a David Bowie song. original is mysterious and sexy. Really like Mijk Van Dijk rmx. Sexy and perfect for a 6am set. Electribe 101 vibe(ish). Top job!
Kim Ann Foxman (Hercules and Love Affair): Really nice release!!! I'm really feeling the Caesar Gergess mix! its really deep and fresh. i also really like the Mijk van Dijk mixes a lot too! nice one!!! Billie sounds great.
Dan beaumont (Dalston Superstore): Gorgeous. I love the aesthetic of a simple kick and juno bass (?) combo at the start and the way it develops. Love the vocal of course. Original above the remixes for me
Simon mills (Napoleon): LOVE the tracks. They are completely what I'm into - can hear a little homage to Electribe in there with the brassy pads and minimal basslines... very atmospheric, so obviously I will be really into them! Great stuff.
also supported by:
Xanthe Fuller (BBc Radio1), Paul C (www.back2backfm.net
88.6fm London),miguel garji (ibiza global radio),Chris (London / www.pitchandsync.com),Mark Doyle
(Fierce Angel Radio (23 stations UK / 16 Stations Worldwide),Rick Maia (FACT Worldwide / Barcelona / Spain / www.rickmaia.com
/ www.fact-worldwide.com),Chris MacAdams (Scratch Radio),Alex Ruder(KEXP 90.3fm / Seattle / www.kexp.org)
, Holger Klein (Cologne / Spex magazine/Groove magazine),Leri Ahel (Mutant disco radio show),Beta Boy (Freaks Radio Show),
Freaks Radio Show / Noize Radio / Greece / www.noizeradio.gr
DJ radio, Mix people FM, Dinamo FM Radio 808, Radio Studio B),Still Rob G (
Pulselocker / Smoke n Mirrors / The Slow Groove / pulselocker.com),bleed (debug / http://www.de-bug.de),la boum deluxe fm4 / Exploited / Vienna,flomotionradio and bbc radio 3 late junction / www.flomotionradio.com
released 13 July 2014
Mijk van Dijk remix
Mijk van Dijk dub
Caesar Gergess dub
Written by: David Bowie
Published by Tintoretto Music (administered by RZO Music) & Mainman-Saag Ltd (administered by EMI)
Produced by: Abdullah Al-wali & Billie Ray Martin
Mixed by: Billie Ray Martin & Steve Honest at Hackney Road Studios
Additional Guitar: Steve Honest