Thursday, 21 November 2013

'Santa, let's leave it at that' by The Delgonives


‘Santa, Let’s Leave It At That’
By
THE DELGONIVES
Bandtraxs Records – Release date 20th November 2013

Listen now on YouTube/Soundcloud:


A brand new Christmas song performed by ‘The Delgonives’ which sounds similar to those records released during the 1960's US west coast surfin' era. The orchestration particularly reminiscent of recordings that may feature the LA based 'Wrecking Crew' session musicians who performed on so many hits of the 1960's. Whether ‘The Monkees’, ‘The Beach Boys’ or Phil Spector’s wall of sound, ‘Santa, let’s leave it at that’ is hoping to capture the spirit so evident in the song writing and studio back then.



The official release date is the 20th November 2013 and the track can be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Santa, let’s leave it at that
Writer: Carl Dixon (PRS)
Published by: CHD Publishing (PRS)
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1300013
UPC: 888174401089
Artwork photo: Paul Topp (under license)
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 20th November 2013
Original incarnation: September 2012 Music/November 2013 Words
Recording location: London

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit
www.bandtraxs.com or contact carl@bandtraxs.com

Artists and musicians on ‘Santa, let’s leave it at that’

Lead & backing vocals
Carl Dixon

Musicians
All instruments and handclaps: Carl Dixon

Arranged by
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Recording location
London

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon
© Carl Dixon 2013

'Libby, let's leave it at that' by The Delgonives



Finally released on Bandtraxs Records, this track is a little different to my usual soul material I create. This time, more of a 1960's 'Beach Boys'/Phil Spector style composition and production. Inspired after seeing a Beach Boys concert in London, September 2012. I wrote the chords and melody only a day after hearing the fantastic songs they performed that evening. The lyrics started to take shape after David Cameron said something to a news journalist 'live on air' simply 'Libby, let's leave it at that' after he was asked an embarrasing question by her!

I was looking for a 'Wrecking Crew' style backing track too, reminiscent of those mid 60's Spector productions. Maybe Carol Kaye on bass and Hal Blaine on drums? This track has for example, two accordions, plonking away in the background. There has been a little interest here and there, but I am still marketing. In addition, I am writing some Christmas lyrics for the same backing track hoping to release in time for this years celebrations.



PRESS RELEASE
‘Libby, let’s leave it at that’
By
THE DELGONIVES
Bandtraxs Records - Release date 21st October 2013

Listen now on YouTube/Soundcloud:

A brand new song and production performed by The Delgonives which sounds similar to those records released during the 1960's US west coast surfin' era. The orchestration particularly reminiscent of recordings that may feature the LA based 'Wrecking Crew' session musicians who performed on so many hits of the 1960's. Whether ‘The Monkees’, ‘The Beach Boys’ or Phil Spector’s wall of sound, 'Libby' is hoping to capture that spirit so evident in the song writing and studio back then.

This song was written and produced in London/England and the title comes from a comment British Prime-minister David Cameron made to a journalist who tried to quiz him about a rather delicate matter in the news, live on air!

The official release date is the 21st October 2013 and the track can be purchased from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Libby, let’s leave it at that
Writer: Carl Dixon (PRS)
Published by: CHD Publishing (PRS)
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1300012
UPC: 888174338811
Artwork photo: Paul Topp (under license)
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 21st October 2013
Original incarnation: September 2012 Music/November 2012 Words
Recording location: London

For more information about Bandtraxs releases please visit

© Carl Dixon 2013



Artists and musicians on ‘Libby, let’s leave it at that’

Lead & backing vocals
Carl Dixon

Musicians
All instruments and handclaps: Carl Dixon

Arranger
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Recording location
London

Studio A
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

© Carl Dixon 2013

Friday, 8 March 2013

'Make Five' by Bandtraxs - new release 1st March 2013



Just a quick advisory about my new album release called 'Make Five' by the artist name  'Bandtraxs'. This has been a labour of love since 2009 writing five new instrumental songs and producing them with a retro disco feel. The title track 'Make Five' and writing five new songs in this style was the original concept for the material, the name being a play on words with a song called 'Take Five'. The difference being the number of songs rather than the beats per bar in the groove!

In effect these are elaborate demos with a view to one day maybe recording a full orchestra for real, plus of course write lyrics and produce vocal versions in the future. The productions on the 'Make Five' album are styled in such a way that they are evocative of the mid 1970's disco era and especially those instrumentals by the likes of 'Love Unlimited' or 'MFSB'. Clearly, these tracks are nowhere near the high quality output these orchestras released, as I believe they are in a league of their own with their differing styles and can never be surpassed. Nevertheless, my endeavors here are to write and be creative producing interesting melodies, counter melodies and instrumentation that it reminiscent of an influential era in popular music. 

You may glean that there are two mixes of each song to enjoy. The alternate mix is simply missing a few instruments here and there, which gives the groove a slightly different dynamic. Using technology of the day, I hope I have created something of worth and enjoyable to the listener, retro in style and showcasing my passion for this music.

Below are the Soundcloud links for the main mixes. Feel free to listen and enjoy. If you are curious about the songs, please ask. There is normally a story behind each of my compositions and I would be happy to engage. They are already for sale on CD Baby (see below) and iTunes and soon to follow on Amazon and all streaming media solutions like Spotify etc.

Ultimately of course, I would like airplay and sales to help finance my involvement in making this music. Therefore I ask on air talent to consider playing any of the tracks within their programming if they feel it appropriate. All songs are registered with the song writing and label societies accordingly. Each track has its own ISRC number, which is one the legal registrations for the sound recording and label owner. If you know any talent that maybe interested in the songs please make them aware! Send me a private message if you know air programming that would benefit from this style of music and I can send you Dropbox links.


Make five


Side tracked


Double up

A little of the big stuff


Walk away the winner



Friday, 1 March 2013

'Make Five' - New Album Relesase

Stand by for the new Bandtraxs album release called 'Make Five', featuring five new instrumental retro soul/disco compositions. About to go live on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and all streaming solutions like Spotify etc...Stay tuned.