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#RAYGRANT

 

#MANIFESTO #RMXS: IN JANUARY 2017, THE SECOND PART OF THE MANIFESTO WILL BE RELEASED, FEATURING REMIXES BY THREE INCREDIBLE ARTISTS - ALONG WITH TWO ADDITIONAL REMIXES BY RICK O'DISKO.

 

 

#RAYGRANT  BORN IN 1977. FIRST RECORD BOUGHT: TRUE BLUE BY MADONNA. FIRST LOVE: KYLIE. (AS RAY SAYS, “OBVIOUSLY, I WAS GAY SINCE THE WORD ‘GO’.” AFTER HEARING PET SHOP BOYS’ “BEING BORING”, HE BOUGHT BEHAVIOUR AND A FEW COMPILATIONS WHICH TO HIS SURPRISE FEATURED MORE PET SHOP BOYS SONGS THAT HE KNEW WITHOUT KNOWING WHICH BAND IT WAS.

 

IT WAS NEW ORDER’S “REGRET” THAT MADE HIM VERY RELUCTANTLY ADMIT THAT A RECORD CONTAINING ELECTRIC GUITAR CAN ACTUALLY BE QUITE ENJOYABLE. SUZANNE VEGA FORMED HIS FOLK SENSITIVITIES, AND HER EXCURSIONS INTO HEAVY ELECTRO (“BLOOD MAKES NOISE”) TAUGHT HIM THAT YOU CAN BE AN ESTABLISHED ARTIST AND MAKE MORE THAN ONE SORT OF MUSIC. HE BOPPED TO GARBAGE, BOUNCED TO KLF (THE WHITE ROOM BEING HIS FAVORITE RECORD OF ALL TIME) AND NEW JACK SWUNG TO JANET JACKSON. AT THIS TIME, HE WAS ALREADY MAKING MUSIC, USING A PROGRAM CALLED FASTTRACKER AND A VERY SLOW PC THAT COULD BARELY PLAY THE SONGS HE MADE.

 

AROUND 2001 HE MET MARTINA MARS THROUGH A PET SHOP BOYS Q&A PAGE (OF ALL PLACES!) AND LIKED HER SONGS ENOUGH TO OFFER COLLABORATION. THE RESULTS WERE SPECTACULAR, WITH LEAD SINGLE, “WE ARE TECHNOLOGY” RECEIVING AIRPLAY ON POLISH RADIO, GOT THEM ON MTV AND VIVA!, GOT HIM A DJ RESIDENCY, AND THE CLOSEST EQUIVALENT OF PEEL SESSION THIS SIDE OF VISTULA. A SOLO CAREER FOLLOWED, FROM THE PUNK-POP OF EP1 TO THE INSTRUMENTAL BLISS OF SEQUENCES. RAY’S EARLY REMIXING EXPERIMENTS LED TO AN OFFICIAL REMIX OF BILLIE RAY MARTIN’S 2011 TRACK “SWEET SUBURBAN DISCO”, LEADING TO WORK WITH SARAH NIXEY, JAIME NANCI & THE BLUE BOYS, RAVAGE! RAVAGE!, POPDORIAN, DROP OUT ORCHESTRA FEAT. VINNY VERO (#31 ON BILLBOARD DANCE CHART) AND BILLIE’S DUET WITH AEREA NEGROT (“OFF THE RAILS”) WHICH GOT HIS NAME INTO MIXMAG FOR THE FIRST TIME.

 

RAY IS A FREQUENT COLLABORATOR (BOTH AS REMIXER AND PRODUCER) WITH PETE STATHAM. HIS MOST RECENT WORK INCLUDES REMIXES FOR JULIA FORDHAM AND BASIA.  HIS LATEST ALBUM, AUDIO, WAS RELEASED IN MAY 2016, AND INCLUDED THE SINGLES “AUDIO BOY” (FEAT. MARTINA MARS), “FALL FOREVER” (FEAT. BILLIE RAY MARTIN) AND “IS THAT ALL THERE IS”. A FOURTH SINGLE, “THINGS THAT WE DO FOR LOVE (IN THE NIGHT)” FEATURING PETE STATHAM WILL BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2016 TO PROMOTE UPCOMING COLLABORATIONS THE ANDY EP AND STEREO, BOTH RESULTS OF WORK WITH ANDYSETGO.

 

RAY’S REMIX OF “MANIFESTO” WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A NEW VIDEO TREATMENT. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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