Drum & Bass - WavLegion - Heavyweight (Nicky Havey Remix)

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I found out I was part of a very awesome club earlier on as I stumbled in to Twitter - the WavLegion Remixers Club that is! @soundlegion tweeted that there have been 114 remixes of her tunes and I'm very happy to be a part of that collective with 2 drum & bass remixes I've done of Exhale and today's share, Heavyweight. You can find the full playlist here. The Heavyweight remix is available to download here and the track is below in its full glory from @wav-dr's YouTube channel:


Memories

Oh my, such good memories of this one from Jan 2019. If I remember rightly, it smashed the charts and went to number 1 on a music streaming site called Choon and stayed there for a week or so and we had our time in the spotlight. It was magical! I managed to find the proof as well!


I wanted to keep the bassline similar to the original which blended really nicely once I added the DnB beat! After that, it was down to a little more creative thinking as I tweaked the melodies as I was browsing sounds on my music software. When I was working away, up popped a synth that reminded me of one of my favourite remixes I ever heard which was a classic garage track in the UK called “DJ Luck & MC Neat – A Little Bit of Luck (Feat. Cathy Battistessa)”, which was my own personal throwback to the good old days. Add a cheeky little piano sequence and the rest is history! The lyrics are at the end of the blog if you wanted to sing along!

Celebrating With A Drum & Bass Mix!

Of course, it wouldn't be a celebration without having it in a Platform Project show and I featured it back in February 2019 with one of the busiest chat rooms I can remember having. It rounded off the mix perfectly as it blended in to a dnb remix of Riders of the Storm in what was a very quick hour and couldn't be happier with the this transition went. I remember all the practicing I did in the week up to the live event to try and get it right but never really nailed it properly. Thankfully it all came together on the night:


When I went travelling in the Outback in 2019, I was with a tour group and had a great chat with the leader as he is a musician too but is far more talented than me. Anyway, we talked about tunes and I mentioned that this one got to the top spot of that chart, which made him want to hear it and force the other travelers on the tour to listen to it too! Well, it was my birthday, we were just setting off from Uluru having spent the morning there and it was a surreal experience hearing it back on the coach lol! It's going to take a while before we convert more people in to drum & bass... seems like those who haven't been initiated just don't get it!

Will I Be Back On Air?

I'm not sure folks, I'm not in a great mental space right now and just seem to be running on empty, trying to drag myself through this patch I'm going through. It's like the positive vibes and inspiration I once felt coarse through me have been chipped away over the last couple of years and I need to find it again. Combination of many things causing that really but I won't bore you with the details. I'm finding solace in sharing various tunes each day and reliving them to bring back the fun factor again! Maybe all it takes is to do a remix of WavLegion to find that spark again... all in good time!

Anyway, hope you're all ok and enjoyed reliving this one with me! Take care!

Nicky

Lyrics

Hold me down inside
I'm gonna fly when the dragons fly,
Tape my wings and watch me fight
Scramble your eggs in the moonlight

Hey kids watch me jump,
Out of the building and in to the trunk,
Drive down the back roads,
Nobody else knows
Its quiet in the desert with the lizards and the black crows

I’m feeling like a blind man driving down the road.
Try to see the obstacles while they unfold.

Try to turn a blind eye pushing the threshold.
Better stand up straight and do as you’re told.

Over the mountains, past the sea
Tangled a date with destiny
Covered both my eyes before i could see
And drove off the edge yellin' whoopee

Watch me die inside
I'm gonna fly when the phoenix flies
Burn my wings and watch me rise
Straight from the blood I been baptized

But I’m not seeing straight I can feel a heavy weight.

I’m feeling like a blind man driving down the road.
Try to see the obstacles while they unfold.

But I’m not seeing straight and I'm not feeling great.

Try to turn a blind eye pushing the threshold.
Better stand up straight and do as you’re told.

But I’m not seeing straight I can feel a heavy weight.

Over the mountains, past the sea
Tangled a date with destiny
Covered both my eyes before I could see
And drove off the edge yellin' whoopee

But I’m not seeing straight I can feel a heavy weight.



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Nice remix dude.
Feelin' down? Summer's almost here man. Things are gonna change...,.,

My kinda vibes 🔥

Bless you mate, that's really cheered me up, thanks for the sunshine vibes 💪

works well as a DNB mix bro


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Fuck yea it does 🤩🎧😎🎉

Thanks mate! I'm pretty happy with the way this one turned out!

Nice tune!

Thanks a lot mate!