Los Angeles, CA (August 8, 2013)—Audionamix contributed audio isolation services to Verve Music Group for the new release, Verve Remixed: The First Ladies, which presents new takes on old jazz songs.
Audionamix’s ADX audio separation process provided isolated vocals and their corresponding instrumental residuals from original mono master recordings of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holliday and Dinah Washington, to name a few. These elements allowed the DJs of 10 tracks to remix the vocals without residual instruments in the vocal tracks. Verve Remixed: The First Ladies features RAC’s remix of “To Darn Hot” and Pretty Lights’ take on “I Put a Spell on You.” Other DJs who contributed their talent include Maya Jane Coles, C2C, Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, Flume’s Jackin House, Toro Y Moi, Azari & III, and DJ Carnage & Victor Niglio.
The story behind Audionamix’s ADX technology is featured in the August 2013 issue of PSN.
Dahlia Ambach Caplin and Todd Roberts produced the album, now available in stores and on iTunes. Ambach Caplin comments, “One of the big obstacles we always had in producing the ‘Verve Remixed’ series was the lack of multi-tracks. This time around, thanks to Audionamix, we were able to give some of today’s best producers and DJs extracted vocals and instrumentals. The evolving technology Audionamix uses and constantly works on perfecting is a game changer for projects like the ‘Verve Remixed’ series, and the results on ‘Verve Remixed: The First Ladies’ speak for themselves.”
Audionamix and Verve Music Group previously collaborated on several recent releases including isolating Fitzgerald’s voice from the instruments on her 1956 recording of “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” which provided producer Jay Landers with a clean a cappella version of the song for a virtual duet with Rod Stewart. The song was featured on his 2012 album, Merry Christmas Baby.