Monday, 22 September 2014

'Guess he's just an old friend' featuring The Delgonives


‘Guess he's just an old friend'

Featuring The Delgonives
Bandtraxs Records – Released: 19/9/2014

Listen now on SoundCloud


Leah Cammell performs this original song written in 2002 and commercially available for the very first time with updated instrumentation and backing vocals featuring 'The Delgonives'. Originally this song was entered into the Eurovision Song Contest over ten years ago, but has had a refurbishment in recent months with a view to making it available to retro beach music fans and those with a discerning ear for good music just like it used to be. The song is extremely danceable and fits in nicely with a 1960/70's playlist. There is a Motown undercurrent throughout the song similarly to something the studio may have come up with around 1966. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Guess he's just and old friend
Featured artist: Leah Cammell
Writer: Carl Dixon
Published by: CHD Publishing
Artist: Leah Cammell featuring The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1400003
UPC:889211060757
Artwork photo: Carl Dixon
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 18th September 2014
Recording location: London

Musicians
Carl Dixon

Drum elements for The Drummers of Motown
Uriel Jones/Pistol Allen/Jack Ashford

Arranger
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

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

© Carl Dixon 2014

'Festival of Love' by Bandtraxs


‘Festival of Love'
By
BANDTRAXS
Bandtraxs Records – Released 22/9/2014

Listen now on SoundCloud


If you enjoy retro sounding mid 1970’s soul, this Bandtraxs release features a new instrumental that captures the spirit of disco music prevalent around that time. This production has been carefully crafted with respect to a period that gave us the likes of The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Barry White, Gene Page, The Sound of Philadelphia, The Salsoul Orchestra and MFSB. The instrumentation remains faithful to a more traditional style of arrangement from the days when sequencing and midi did not exist. Although using modern techniques to record these tracks, the essence of the music here still sounds organic and collaborative.

The main influences for this music are the 1970’s and particularly the Philly Sound. Nobody will ever recreate that music successfully without the musicians who made it and arrangers that so eloquently added their parts to the songs in the first place. The likes of Bobby Eli, Earl Young, Vince Montana, Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris, Thom Bell, Richard Rome and Bobby Martin are a few names that come to mind, but there are so many other individuals responsible for that sound too numerous to mention. The writers, producers, musicians, arrangers and artists are greatly appreciated and celebrated here with my efforts to write and produce this material. And ultimately of course, it would be appropriate to write some lyrics and cut vocals on this song at some stage in the future. 

Carl Dixon
Bandtraxs Records - www.bandtraxs.com


The official digital release: 22nd September 2014

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Festival of Love
Written by: Carl Dixon
ISRC: GBXNE1400004
Duration: 5’ 05”
Label: Bandtraxs
Artist: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon
Mixed and mastered by: Carl Dixon
This release © 2014
The sound recording copyright is owned by Carl Dixon

Friday, 5 September 2014

'Never should have kissed you' by The Delgonives




‘Never Should Have Kissed You’
By
THE DELGONIVES
Bandtraxs Records – Released 22/9/2014

Listen now on YouTube: 'Never should have kissed you'



The Delgonives perform a new original song with a familiar beach and 60's feel. The song was written by Carl Dixon who has now completed three numbers for The Delgonives. The melody swings and this release takes the clock back to around 1965 to give it a beach and sprinkling of Motown flavour. This is the fourth 'Delgonives' release in the last year and this time a a new composition seemed very appropriate to exploit the groups passion for singing old and new songs. Stay tuned for the update....

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: Never should have kissed you
Writer: Carl Dixon
Published by: CHD Publishing
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1400003
UPC:soon
Artwork photo: Paul Topp (under license)
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 22/9/2014
Recording location: London

Musicians
Carl Dixon
Uriel Jones/Pistol Allen
Jack Ashford

Arranger
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

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

© Carl Dixon 2014

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

'I've got you on my mind' by The Delgonives

‘I've Got You On My Mind’
By
THE DELGONIVES
Bandtraxs Records – Release date 22nd August 2014

Listen now on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9h5TCIsGNk



The Delgonives perform a beach cover version of this old classic made popular by the UK 1970's group 'White Plains'. The song was written by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway who scored countless hits for various artists throughout the world. The melody swings and this interpretation takes the clock back to around 1965 to give it a beach music flavour. This is the third 'Delgonives' release and this time a cover version seemed very appropriate to exploit the groups passion for singing old and new songs. Stay tuned...there will be more from 'The Delgonives'!


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Title: I've Got You On My Mind
Writer: Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway
Published by: Universal/Maribus and world wide licence acquired
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions
ISRC number: GBXNE1400002
UPC: 888174994796
Artwork photo: Paul Topp (under license)
Sleeve art: Michelle Dixon
This release: 22nd August 2014
Recording location: London

Musicians
Carl Dixon

Arranger
Carl Dixon

Produced by
Carl Dixon for Bandtraxs Productions

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Carl Dixon

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

© Carl Dixon 2014