[EXCLUSIVE] Madonna "Frozen" (Monsieur Adi Remix)
After sharing his remixes of "Get Together" and "Music," Monsieur Adi now takes on the Queen of Pop's 1998 "Frozen." The young Italian-born, Paris-based producer once again demonstrates his incredible knack for melody and crafting highly emotive, atmospheric productions with this new remix.
Adi skillfully intensifies the song's orchestral, classic beauty to amplify the mesmerizing quality and meaning of Madonna timeless original. Adi tells me, "[This song] was probably my first true moment to notice Madonna as it was different to anything I had heard until that moment. The delicacy, fragility and darkness captivated me as well as the, what I realise now, spiritual aspect of the song."
Adi writes me that Madonna's "Frozen" carries an intensely personal meaning. "Pretty much for the entire last year after the loss of my mother, I was in a very weird mood that I couldn't do anything to help. Creatively and emotionally I was effected. It has been a slow process of returning to myself and the remix somewhat follows that pattern of a slow progression that builds on and in itself."
"In my mind, the remix travels from the sound of hurt, to a release of emotion, and ending with some form of strength. Spiritual in a way." Thank you for sharing such a personal story, Adi. The context you provide for listeners gives this production even more lasting meaning. (Download)
[EXCLUSIVE] Madonna "Music" (Monsieur Adi Remix)
After creating an online sensation with his excellent remix of "Get Together," Italian DJ, designer and producer Monsieur Adi now completely revamps Madonna's 2000 smash "Music." Adi once again approaches this new remix project as a classic composer that neatly shows off his incredible soundboard savvy and knack for melody.
Adi breaks down the original and totally rewires the song to serve up a fresh new perspective on a song we cherish and know so well while staying true to the beauty of Madonna's original.
Introduced by a throbbing dance beat, Adi unveils a kicky new disco groove that is peppered with a bouncy new bass line, filtered synths and, oh yes, a brand-new electric guitar solo to create a wildly unique and stellar new version.
"I have an obsession with musical textures," Adi writes me. "And so in contrast to the 'Get Together' remix, which was very tender and warm, I wanted to make something more hard and strong and something that you could dance to. Also I included an excerpt of 'Celebration' simply because I like Madonna's speaking voice."
He adds, "At the end of the day, I'm just a fan that is making music I would love to hear Madonna make. I'm anticipating her return!" A little birdie has told me that Madonna's manager Guy Oseary has been listening to his remix of "Get Together" as well, which is pretty much already a dream come true for Adi.
Listen to Madonna "Get Together" (Monsieur Adi 2011 Remix)
Don't think of Monsieur Adi as just another remixer. The Italian-born, Paris-based producer is a true pop composer extraordinaire who creates beautifully-crafted soundscapes that he infuses with a sense of style and melancholy that sets him apart from others.
Point in case is his new remix of Madonna's 2005 "Get Together" that the pop queen originally created with Stuart Price. Adi rips it apart, slows down the rhythm track and restores its pieces to create a cohesive and grand sonic experience with a classic beauty that is simply electrifying. It's another piece of Adi magic. What do you think of Adi's remix?
Listen to Monsieur Adi feat. Gary Go "Last Stand"
Italian born Monsieur Adi is an accomplished remixer and producer who has crafted remixes for artists like Ellie Goulding, The Knocks, Chiddy Bang and Nicki Minaj. He also produced that epic remix of Reni Lane's "Place For Us" that inspired a fashion designer in Asia to design an entire fashion collection. True story.
After releasing an EP of instrumental tracks, Adi has been collaborating with British pop singer Gary Go to put together an EP of original vocal productions. Adi writes that the EP will feature a "mixture of electronique with the orchestral to create emotional and uplifting songs, all backing the pitch-perfect vocals of Gary Go."
Listen to the lead track of that EP to hear what Adi and Go have been up to. "Last Stand" is a highly charged slice of emotive and atmospheric dance pop that perfectly fuses Adi's soundboard savvy and knack for creating grand sonic soundscapes with Go's gutwrenching delivery. This is dynamite stuff.
Listen to Nicki Minaj "Moments 4 Life" (Monsieur Adi Remix)
Monsieur Adi is at it again. After his epic remixes for artists like Ellie Goulding, Reni Lane and Paper Crows, the Italian-born, Paris-based producer now takes on Nicki Minaj's punchy "Moments 4 Life." Adi totally revamped the song by taking out Minaj's sting, and injecting it with soaring strings and atmospheric synths to create a lush, downbeat soundscape that fits Minaj well. Very good. (Listen to Adi's remix after the break).