Earlier this year, independent singer songwriter Louis Baker (Cushla Aston) released his soul-fuelled, introspective groover ‘Black Crow’. Now he reveals a tech house dance remix by NZ based UK Producer and DJ, Dick Johnson.
Johnsons’ remix starts with a thumping, four-to-the floor drum groove, and soft synths that weave around Louis’ smoky verse vocal. The song gradually ascends as the energy builds to a breakdown, where a tape delayed vocal hook is repeated. Then, an alarm like melody soars over top as moog synth lines develop until an almighty analog bass drop hits you right where it counts, and explodes on a frenzy for the remaining duration of the record.
Listen to Black Crow (Dick Johnson Remix) HERE
"I've been wanting to work with Louis for a few years now and when I heard Black Crow I knew it would really suit a house remix. I premiered this at the 121 Warehouse Rave a few weeks back in Wellington and the place went crazy" – Dick Johnson
Black Crow (Dick Johnson Remix) is sure to be a dance floor heavy hitter this summer having garnered support from some of New Zealands biggest DJ’s already.
"Love how Dick weaves his unique house groove and raw synth sounds in between the soulful vocals and dub melodies of Louis Baker... what a tune!" – Dan Aux
“A little birdy (or should I say a little crow) told me that this remix was in the works and I was pretty damn excited. One of my favourite voices teaming up with one of my favourite producers; needless to say I’ve been waiting (not very patiently) for this. Dick Johnson’s gone and delivered well past my expectations - got the shoulders shimmying in the intro, then boom, the drop takes your breath away! It's filthy and massive and I want it in my ears at all times”. - Aroha Harawira
“Like a fine wine pairing. Dick Johnson once again bringing the Midas touch to the smooth vocals of one of NZ’s talents” - Jay Bulletproof
Black Crow (Dick Johnson Remix) is out now on all digital streaming platforms.