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 Freemasons - Un-Mixed
 

'Unmixed', an artist-only special edition of Freemasons debut album Shakedown is to be released. Offering hit new tracks such as the remarkable single 'Uninvited' and 'If', as well as their previous hit singles 'Rain Down Love', 'Love On My Mind' and 'Watchin', 'Unmixed' also presents a unique opportunity to sample over 150 exclusive acapellas and production samples so you can remix and make your own tracks with the same sounds Freemasons themselves use . All are included as extras on a PC and Mac compatible data section which also includes acapella's of the entire album.
 
Press Release
 
'Unmixed' is the exceptional new album from producers and DJ phenomenon The Freemasons.

On Monday 29th October 2007, Unmixed, an artist only special edition of Freemasons debut album Shakedown (January 07) is to be released. Offering hit new tracks such as the remarkable single Uninvited and If, as well as their previous hit singles Rain Down Love, Love On My Mind and Watchin, Unmixed also presents a unique opportunity to sample over 150 exclusive acapellas and production samples so you can remix and make your own tracks with the same sounds Freemasons themselves use . All are included as extras on a PC and Mac compatible data section which also includes acapella's of the entire album.

Acapellas include:
Uninvited Bailey Tzuke, Rain Down Love Siedah Garrett, Love On My Mind Amanda Wilson, I Feel Like Amanda Wilson, When You Touch Me Katherine Ellis, You're Not Alone Now Julie Thompson, Nothing But A Heartache Sylvia Mason-James

Production effects include: 69 Drum loops, 37 Drum loops with Kick Drum, 12 Hi-Hat Loops,12 Percussion Loops, 13 Snare Loops, 10 Special effects

Using these additional extras, aspiring producers will be invited to create their own remix of any Freemasons track on the album with the best mix being included on the next Freemasons single.

Established house giants, Freemasons are one of the most in demand remix and production duo in dance music today. They are about to start work co-writing on the next Beyonce album, and 'The One' a song co-written by Kylie Minogue and produced by the Freemason's will be included on Kylie's forthcoming album out November 07.

Freemasons have enjoyed three top 20 hits already with 'Rain Down Love', ' Love On My Mind' and 'Watchin'
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Biography
 
3 Top twenty UK Hit Singles
Grammy Nominated Remixers
Debut Album Shakedown Out now
In-demand International DJs

Dance music history is littered with successful partnerships. Infamously named after a Brighton pub close to the studio, The Freemasons (AKA Russell Small and James Wiltshire ) have within the last 18 months shot to the top of the pile of UK house producers with a vocal encrusted bullet...

Russell possibly needs little introduction. As one half of Phats & Small, he'd sold over 2.5 million singles worldwide and DJ'd for 15 years.. James had worked in just about every major recording studio in London for a myriad of producers and artists. Their first single - The Jackie Moore Sampling "Love On My Mind" immediately demonstrated just how powerful this pairing was going to be - Hooky enough to walk off the dancefloor and into the charts, this track still gets pulled out of club (and Radio) DJ's bags on a weekly basis over a year after its release...

Standard procedure for dance artists is to disappear after one single or follow up with a lame sound-a-like .. Not so with the Freemasons, Last Feburary's Uk top 20 Hit 'Watchin' proved their chart stamina and 2007 saw them take the crown of the UK's most successful Dance act when their Third single 'Rain Down Love' featuring Siedah Garrett yet again made the leap from a (third) clean sweep of all the club charts and into the UK's top 20. The Fall of 2006 also saw their work recognized in the US at the highest level, but more on this in a moment.

Ever since they started, The Freemasons have turned down more remixes than they have taken on. This selective approach to this side of their work has always paid off, gaining them appreciation from DJs, Producers and Industry in both Europe and the USA - If you want names dropped, we're talking , Beyoncé Faith Evans, Jamiroquai, Fatboy Slim, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, Jamiroquai, Blaze Feat. Barbara Tucker etc.

The last 18 months have seen their work hit No.1 repeatedly in every UK industry chart - Across the pond, things were in motion too. A remix of RCA-Breakthough artist Heather Headley steadily climbed the Billboard Dance charts until it sat at the top (described as "Beautiful" by many US DJ's). This, their first remix direct commissioned directly from America made a lot of people sit up and take notice, and attracted the attention of R+B's first lady - Miss Beyoncé Knowles . As her then new album "B'Day" was nearing completion, the Freemasons were asked to remix the lead single - "Deja Vu" . This remix had stratospheric results for all concerned - The radio edit ended up replacing the original mix on UK's national radio: Radio1. Club response went through the roof as DJ's and clubbers raved about it. This amazing success did not go unnoticed by the American music industry and late 2006, The Freemasons were nominated for a Grammy : "Best Remix (Non Classical) Beyoncé - Déja Vu (Freemasons Club Mix)."

This relationship has continued to bear more fruit. A second remix "Ring The Alarm" gained huge club respect and ended up in edited form as an additional track on her recent European hit "Irreplaceable" . It also seems slightly ironic that a very tight remix deadline on a top secret record featuring Beyoncé and another huge international female star will be keeping them away from the Grammy ceremonies.

Calls for an album were being heard from all corners and finally in Jan. 2007 "Shakedown" was released. The Freemasons describe it as "18-months of our life minus the weekends" . Collecting up all three hit singles, all of their finest remix work and a huge selection of new material, Shakedown has proved to be everything their fans were asking for - Just check the reviews on itunes or comments on their myspace site to see how universally loved this album has quickly become. As many fans have now pointed out - Shakedown Also provides huge choice for potential new singles to continue the success, although typically the guys themselves are tight-lipped about what's next. Maybe they know something we don't!!

Turning Studio success into a packed dancefloor seemed the logical step.. The Freemasons DJ'd together for the time last summer and in parallel to their studio work fused traditional methods with The latest technology. They have since gone on to raise hands on dancefloors across the UK, Europe and across the world. A number one compilation down-under in Jan 2006 has secured them a high profile tour and Antipodean New years eve gig, and In March this year , The Freemasons will headline the closing Party at Sydney's Mardi Gras . A quick glance down their gig schedule will make you realise just how many Airmiles these two will notch up this year.
 
 
 
Freemasons
Un-Mixed
Loaded Records
Download available: 29th October 2007
CD released: 29th October 2007
 
Sample Tracks:
Uninvited
Rain Down Love
If
Nothing But A Heartache
When You Touch Me
Love On My Mind
 
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