Stronger

Stronger

Stronger

(with Johnny Thirkell & Gaz Rackham)
Atheen - Stronger
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Hey lovelies, it’s time for a new track! There’s a particular sound that I’ve always been after so this year I’ve taken some time out to learn some new production skills and get more musicians to contribute, so here is the result 🙂

This time the track is featuring a contribution from the illustrious Johnny Thirkell on brass! Again I’m utterly honoured that someone of his calibre has taken the time to work on this project – just check out his discography! (It includes working with Jamiroquai, Level 42, Tina Turner, David Bowie and contributing to 25 number one singles!!)

Also on the track is my adorable buddy Gaz Rackham playing one of his infectious basslines. As I’ve said before, he is the Mark to my Mike, the Zender to my Jay, the Stan to my George, hehe! x

Percussion is by Adam Alesi, a fantastic session drummer from LA, Violin by talented classical player Ayran Nicodemo in Brazil and the funky guitar is from the awesome Jack Pennifold in London – a truly international collaboration – thanks guys! 🙂

Currently it’s only out on Bandcamp and will be released to all the major stores along with a remix at the end of October x

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Track Credits

Written and Produced by Atheen.
Brass arranged, played and recorded by Johnny Thirkell.
Bass by Gaz Rackham.
Percussion by Adam Alesi.
Guitar by Jack Pennifold.
Violin by Ayran Nicodemo.
Mastered by Jesse at Medway Studios.
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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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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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