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.
Video background by http://www.videezy.com

 

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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Forget Me Nots Cover

Forget Me Nots Cover

Worked on a little project in the studio just for fun, one of my favourite tracks by an all-time favourite performer, Miss Patrice Rushen. Again this features the most awesome Gaz Rackham on bass.

God Bless The Child

God Bless The Child

Here’s a throwback gallery video, a fun little home recorded collaboration with Martin, a guitarist friend. We were looking to play some laid back Jazz gigs and this is one of the demos that we put together, one of my favourite songs by the lovely Billie Holiday. Will definitely do a proper recording of this track in the very near future.

Canned Heat Cover

Canned Heat Cover

OK, so you know how much I love ‘The Funk’ and vowed to cover some favourite tracks for the sheer fun of it. Here’s one from a little while back that was programmed up using Logic Pro X and with an awesome contribution from epic bassist friend Gaz Rackham. Video on iPad as I didn’t have hi-res back then! 🙂 x

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

Happy #InternationalJazzDay folks! As I often say, we all go to Jazz in the end. Some of us start there too…

Here’s my own little rendition of Black Coffee. Will be brushing up on the jazz chops over the coming year x