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Mesmerizing “Motions” Remix From Norway’s Sienná

When it comes to cool electronica and mesmerizing dance music, Norway’s Sienná never disappoints. So how cool is it that she is revisiting her catalogue to reissue a series of remixes designed for the dance floor? Very!

“Motions” is the first in this series – with more to come. Check out the exciting new video:

I asked Sienná what inspired these new mixes: “The very best part of being an independent artist is that you can do what you want when you want,” she said. “There´s no concept of ‘need.’  I felt like I wanted to release some re-mastered EDM remixes, and I got a distribution well suited for such groovy music as well.  So simply I thought, why not! ”

Which songs are slated for remix/remaster? ” My current plan is to randomly choose one of the dance tracks I already have from my own discography, remix it, and release it – one release a month for a certain period of time. The first release is scheduled on 6th November, and the second one on 3rd December. I´m currently working on my 3rd remix/single for release in January 2018. ”

Can you tell me about the technical aspects of the remix?” I´m mainly using Logic pro x and Denon MC4000. Bit rate is typically 24-bit/192Hz. Traditionally speaking, my tracks tend to have so many layers of synths and pads, which I think is ok as production of original music. But I´m also trying to aim at distribution for live DJs this time. After performing as a live-act and DJ, I understood that it works much better to keep it simple live. So basically, my songs are going through weight-loss programs. ”

Besides the remixes, are you currently performing live, either as a solo act or as a DJ? “I´m mostly busy sitting in a studio for the remixes. And all the works around the releases like artworks, registrations, promotions etc. The sound engineering is what I´m really enjoying / eager to learn more at this moment. It should be fun to perform outside sometimes, of course. But I must give priority to something as we have only 24 hours a day. If I had to choose, I would love to produce inside more than perform outside more. It´s a phase.”

For more information:
 http://www.sienna-web.com/
Motion’s Remix At Amazon.com

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Surf’s Up: The Analog Girl’s New Video For “A Circle” Brings Refreshing Virtual Heatwave Relief

With the launch of her very own Vevo channel on YouTube, The Analog Girl releases her fourth video from her groundbreaking 2017 album “Golden Sugar Crystals.”  The lyrics for “A Circle” represent moving forward after adversity , and in that spirit, the video features charmingly analog footage of surfers performing amazing feats, and sometimes failing.  After all, it’s not how many times you wipe out, it’s how many times you get back on the board that matters.

In their abstract, poetic way, Mei Wong’s lyrics reflect on the cyclical nature of change.

“And it’s moving out in pieces
As it goes through all the phases
Past and present in the future
Does it feel like it’s a circle?

No time for regrets
It’s starting to feel a part of me
It pulls as you push
I’m under your spell now can’t you see”

From “A Circle,” by The Analog Girl

Stream “Golden Sugar Crystals” at Spotify, below.

The Analog Girl’s Official Page on Facebook
http://www.analog-girl.net/

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Uplifting “Mountains” From The Analog Girl Delivers Inspiration, Majestic Views

Electronic music diva The Analog Girl just released her new video for the single “Mountains” off her fourth album “Golden Sugar Crystals,” – and it’s a stunner. While glorious images of majestic mountains are displayed, affirming positive messages also appear, from the likes of Rumi, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi , Jack Kerouac, and ABBA among others. Coupled with the melancholy, warm analog beauty of the tune and the gorgeous images, it’s a worthwhile way to spend four minutes.

Aside from their universal meanings, the uplifting quotes in the video have personal meaning to The Analog Girl, aka Mei Wong of Singapore, who worked her way through tough times while creating the recent album.

She writes, via email: “I picked inspirational and lyric quotes that particularly lift my spirits during dark times. Through the writing of ‘Mountains’, I also came to realise that the universe is so much more than what’s harbouring inside our minds and that we shouldn’t be held hostage by people’s intimidations and one’s own fears. I sometimes write in a visual manner, and as I revisited one of my all-time favourite tracks ‘Eagle’ by ABBA, I pictured myself soaring through the limitless skies above what seem like treacherous (but at the same time, kind and protective) mountainous terrain. And that imagery is reflected in both the lyrics and music video.”

I sometimes write in a visual manner, and as I revisited one of my all-time favourite tracks ‘Eagle’ by ABBA, I pictured myself soaring through the limitless skies above what seem like treacherous (but at the same time, kind and protective) mountainous terrain. And that imagery is reflected in both the lyrics and music video.” Mei Wong, aka The Analog Girl

Wong’s growth is apparent throughout “Golden Sugar Crystals,” with its reflective and personal (yet still somewhat abstract) lyrics and enchanting electronic pop songs. The lyrics to “Mountains” emphasize the “you are what you think” aspect that makes inspirational literature so useful and important:

As the sun begins to shine upon the earth you’ll start to know
The world beyond you
We can fly across the universe and wave our fears goodbye
If you know how to

Too much to make it last
Too little to be found
It’s all within your heart
Just open up and see this

Too much to make it last
Too little to be found
It’s all within your mind
Just open up and feel this
(Mountains, The Analog Girl, © 2017)

Since releasing “Golden Sugar Crystals,” in addition to overseeing the production of videos (she created the video for “Mountains” herself) she finds her tunes in high demand on digital platforms. She writes: “I’m really enjoying the release of my latest album. 5 years since my last album is a long time. Didn’t realise the landscape has changed that much. I have a whole lot of support from my distribution team as they have an office now in Singapore and it’s been so much fun working with them, Apple Music and Spotify. Streaming is such a huge thing now and it makes every release that much more timely and responsive. Keeps it fresh for everyone.”

Find out more about Mei Wong and The Analog Girl at these links:

The Analog Girl At Bandcamp.com

The Analog Girl’s Official Facebook Page

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