Sold Life - EP

by Billie Ray Martin & Hard Ton

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This release for a real labour of love and i wish it had received a little more attention. We came together in Italy three times to write and mix Sold Life and it took a lot of work.
Hard Ton are very talented people and I'm thrilled to have worked with them. Phantasy Girl was spontaneous. I did not want to stop singing yet and said: Let's do this song, and just recorded the vocal.

The teaming-up of Billie Ray Martin and Hard Ton is a match made in a parallel universe. Their common love for old-school Chicago and Detroit House and Techno brought them together in an attempt to pay tribute whilst creating something of the future.

The Billie/Hard Ton penned song “Sold Life” and the cover version of Pierre's Pfantasy Club classic track “Fantasy Girl” find Hard Ton doing what they do best - making classic house music. For Billie Ray Martin too it is a return to her classic house beginnings and a nod to her famed Electribe 101 roots.

Hard Ton's Max adds his 'Sylvester'-style vocals to the mix with restraint and style.

The remix of “Fantasy Girl” by Snuff Crew with its anthemic piano vibe takes this release to yet another level. Luke Solomon's mixes of “Sold life” add a more experimental approach, whilst being floor slammers.

Billie Ray Martin and Hard Ton: more Diva than Crawford and Davis in one package.

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released April 25, 2011

"Sold Life" written by Billie Ray Martin (Touch Tones Music), Max Bastasi, Mauro Copeta

"Fantasy Girl" written by D.J. Pierre

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Track Name: Sold Life (Original Version)
I was a straight girl
Living in a simple world
I worked nine to five
For a straight and narrow life

And then you worked my nerve
Turned my head and shook my world
Now I work overtime
For a sold life

Sold life
I was sold from the moment I saw you
I was a seven for seven straight on the line
Now I’m a fool for you

Sold life
I was haunted from the moment I saw you
I was never so sad in all my life
Now I’m a slave for you

I was tired and bound
Silence is a deadly song
This is a cruel time
Walking on a narrow line

You know I phantasize
I’m hiding in the neon lights
I’m unidentified
For a sold life

Sold life
I was sold from the moment I saw you
I was a seven for seven straight on the line
Now I’m a fool for you

Sold life
I was haunted from the moment I saw you
I was never so sad in all my life
Now I’m a slave for you
Track Name: Fantasy Girl (Original Version)
Fantasy girl
You make my dreams come true
When I see you moving
I don't know what to do
When night falls
Feeling
I can't help myself
I dream of you again

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Visions of you (visions of you)
Dancing in my brain (dancing in my brain)
You gotta let me hold you (you gotta let me hold you)
Cause you're driving me insane (drive me insane)
I feel your hand (I feel your hand)
All over me (all over me)
You feel so fine (you feel so fine)
Oh girl I wish you were mine (girl I wish you were mine)

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Fantasy, girl
Track Name: Fantasy Girl (Snuff Crew Remix)
Fantasy girl
You make my dreams come true
When I see you moving
I don't know what to do
When night falls
Feeling
I can't help myself
I dream of you again

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Visions of you (visions of you)
Dancing in my brain (dancing in my brain)
You gotta let me hold you (you gotta let me hold you)
Cause you're driving me insane (drive me insane)
I feel your hand (I feel your hand)
All over me (all over me)
You feel so fine (you feel so fine)
Oh girl I wish you were mine (girl I wish you were mine)

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Fantasy, girl
Track Name: Fantasy Girl (Snuff Crew Instrumental)
Fantasy girl
You make my dreams come true
When I see you moving
I don't know what to do
When night falls
Feeling
I can't help myself
I dream of you again

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Visions of you (visions of you)
Dancing in my brain (dancing in my brain)
You gotta let me hold you (you gotta let me hold you)
Cause you're driving me insane (drive me insane)
I feel your hand (I feel your hand)
All over me (all over me)
You feel so fine (you feel so fine)
Oh girl I wish you were mine (girl I wish you were mine)

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Don't you know I dream about you girl
Fantasy girl you come into my world
At nighttime
You come alive

Fantasy, girl
Track Name: Sold Life (Luke Solomon Remix)
I was a straight girl
Living in a simple world
I worked nine to five
For a straight and narrow life

And then you worked my nerve
Turned my head and shook my world
Now I work overtime
For a sold life

Sold life
I was sold from the moment I saw you
I was a seven for seven straight on the line
Now I’m a fool for you

Sold life
I was haunted from the moment I saw you
I was never so sad in all my life
Now I’m a slave for you

I was tired and bound
Silence is a deadly song
This is a cruel time
Walking on a narrow line

You know I phantasize
I’m hiding in the neon lights
I’m unidentified
For a sold life

Sold life
I was sold from the moment I saw you
I was a seven for seven straight on the line
Now I’m a fool for you

Sold life
I was haunted from the moment I saw you
I was never so sad in all my life
Now I’m a slave for you
Track Name: Sold Life (Luke Solomon's Work My Nerve Dub)
I was a straight girl
Living in a simple world
I worked nine to five
For a straight and narrow life

And then you worked my nerve
Turned my head and shook my world
Now I work overtime
For a sold life

Sold life
I was sold from the moment I saw you
I was a seven for seven straight on the line
Now I’m a fool for you

Sold life
I was haunted from the moment I saw you
I was never so sad in all my life
Now I’m a slave for you

I was tired and bound
Silence is a deadly song
This is a cruel time
Walking on a narrow line

You know I phantasize
I’m hiding in the neon lights
I’m unidentified
For a sold life

Sold life
I was sold from the moment I saw you
I was a seven for seven straight on the line
Now I’m a fool for you

Sold life
I was haunted from the moment I saw you
I was never so sad in all my life
Now I’m a slave for you
Track Name: Sold Life (Luke Solomon Sold Dub)
I was a straight girl
Living in a simple world
I worked nine to five
For a straight and narrow life

And then you worked my nerve
Turned my head and shook my world
Now I work overtime
For a sold life

Sold life
I was sold from the moment I saw you
I was a seven for seven straight on the line
Now I’m a fool for you

Sold life
I was haunted from the moment I saw you
I was never so sad in all my life
Now I’m a slave for you

I was tired and bound
Silence is a deadly song
This is a cruel time
Walking on a narrow line

You know I phantasize
I’m hiding in the neon lights
I’m unidentified
For a sold life

Sold life
I was sold from the moment I saw you
I was a seven for seven straight on the line
Now I’m a fool for you

Sold life
I was haunted from the moment I saw you
I was never so sad in all my life
Now I’m a slave for you