Living Your Best Life

Living Your Best Life

Ain't Nobody Playin'

(with Gary Barnacle & Gaz Rackham)

Atheen - Living Your Best Life

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Back in the days when we used to go and watch Level 42 in concert, I was in awe of the whole band and never dreamed that one day Saxophonist Gary Barnacle would be playing on one of my tracks.

Well here we are and Gary has done an absolutely awesome Alto Sax lead break for my new single, Living Your Best Life. It’s been a joy working with him – despite his awesome discography he is so down to earth and really is one of the good guys from the industry!

I was trying to capture an old school jazz-funk vibe with this one, complete with retro synth lead break.

As always Gaz Rackham has done an awesome job on the bassline, with some classic ‘Gazzy moments’ thrown in there to delight your ears.

This has been so much fun to work on and I really hope you enjoy strutting your funky stuff to it! x

Out on 23rd October 2020.

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Track Credits

Written and Produced by Atheen. Special thanks to East West, Yamaha and Dom Morley.
Alto Saxophone arranged, played and recorded by Gary Barnacle @ 241 Studios, London. Gary Barnacle uses Rico Royal saxophone reeds.
Bass by Gaz Rackham. Gaz uses Rotosound strings – https://www.rotosound.com/gary-rackham/
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
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Ballet Class Music

Ballet Class Music

Mythology Music - Ballet Class Music Collection 1

Since orchestral sample sounds have improved so much over the past few years, I decided to spend some time reworking my original collection of Ballet Class Music. This collection has now be re-released via my Mythology Music brand and is available on all download and streaming sites.

There are 15 pieces that can be used for classes, personal practise and shows. Album 2 is already under development too with the first track already available via Bandcamp. This will be released to stores once all tracks are complete.

You can find out more at Mythology Music.

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Ain’t Nobody Playin’

Ain’t Nobody Playin’

Ain't Nobody Playin'

(with Nick Van Gelder & Gaz Rackham)

Atheen - Ain't Nobody Playin'

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It’s release day at last! Ain’t Nobody Playin’ is back on the stores with a new mix.

Want to say a huge thanks to Nick Van Gelder and Gaz Rackham for contributing their amazing skills to the track

Also huge thanks to Dave Lockwood for his sonically superior DL Mix. Not only is Dave a great engineer but he’s also an awesome guitarist – check out his tutorials.

Really looking forward to seeing you all on the road as soon as it’s possible.

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New Mythology Music Logo

New Mythology Music Logo

Hey folks, really excited to have a shiny new logo for my Mythology Music imprint. This has been created excusively for me by the amazingly talented Volha Kavalenkava from Belarus. It’s similar to a design of hers I licensed previously but now I have my very own version!

Volha is an amazing graphic designer, artist and photographer and a lovely person to work with. Please check out some of her work here (especially the collections on Redbubble) and consider hiring her for any of your own design projects .

https://kavalenkava.myportfolio.com/kopiya-photo.

The Greek Key design is the perfect choice considering my name plus the fact that the label is Mythology Music and I think the design looks absolutely beautiful when applied to the artwork!

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Ain’t Nobody Playin’ Release Date

Ain’t Nobody Playin’ Release Date

Atheen - Ain't Nobody Playin'

Back when I first started playing music, it was my dream to have a jazz-funk-fusion album that I could be proud of. Along with a bunch of funk-loving friends, I spent hours studying the work of The Brecker Brothers, George Duke, Level 42, Stanley Clarke, Weather Report and many more.

So imagine my delight that some of my funk heroes have agreed to contribute parts to a few of the tracks! First up is a track featuring the amazing talent of Nick Van Gelder on drums, then on the next release we have a fantastic sax break from the legend himself, Mr Gary Barnacle.

I also want to feature some of those wonderful friends from back in the day. As always, Gaz Rackham (bass) is making his presence felt on these first two singles and I hope on many more.

This project had a false start a couple of years ago –  a few distractions came along, including a job with Yamaha that was great but took up a huge chunk of time. So now, Modal Records is officially relaunching with a new distribution deal in place and a new mix of the first single out on Friday 28th August.

Really hope that we can meet you on the road in the not too distant future but in the meantime we’re going to chuck some more YouTube videos together just for fun x