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Mark Maxwell – Say It Again (Bells and Robes Remix)

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Recently we were treated to a great new single called ‘Say It Again’ from Australian producer (and 2014 Red Bull Music Academy selectee) Mark Maxwell, featuring the voice of LA singer/songwriter Jason Gaffner.

This week Mark Maxwell is excited to be sharing an impressively creative remix of ‘Say It Again’ by a production duo out of Florida who go by the name Bells and Robes, and it’s sure to work its way under your skin as you slow-groove to its smooth meandering sounds.

The original version of ‘Say It Again’ came from an intense writing period in 2014, when Mark was working on a catalogue of tracks to play live during late night sets in Tokyo, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy. Shuffling percussion and stumbling bass sounds coming out of the UK were Mark’s main inspiration and drive for these songs, which he then bathed in a pool of disco-funk grooves.

Over the following months, Mark drew on his experiences in Japan to expand on the track’s overall sound and vibe. He once again turned to LA singer/songwriter Jason Gaffner (known for his work with Tyler Touché & Sam Padrul) for his suave vocal abilities, knowing that Jason would take ‘Say It Again’ to the next level. His soulful, yet energetic lyricism complements the flow and movement of Mark’s hypnotic grooves perfectly, as they deliver the ideal summertime accompaniment.

When selected to participate in the Red Bull Music Academy last year, all of the participants were asked if they’d like to perform in Tokyo. Obviously I said ‘yes’, and then I had to spend the following three months writing 45 minutes of original music to perform at 3:30am at a club in Shibuya, in a room no bigger than my living room. The first draft of ‘Say It Again’ was part of that show in Tokyo” – Mark Maxwell

‘Say It Again’ is available now from iTunes and on Spotify.