Music Production & Remix recommendations

From aggressive dance floor bangers for <PIG>, Consolidated, Stoneburner, Skatenigs, and I Ya Toyah to more atmospheric works for Chris Connelly, DogTablet, A Covenant of Thorns, Sapphira Vee, and Dance Loud...remixing the music from artists I love is a passion of mine.

These artists below loved how The Joy Thieves twisted and reinterpreted their existing songs in creative and unexpected ways. If you're looking for a unique reimagining of your next single, contact me and let's talk about what we can do for you!

“I have had the pleasure of contributing vocals to some of Dan’s music in recent history, so I was certainly familiar with his eclectic aesthetic, his need to make it muscular when the music called for muscular, the need to make it fluid when the music called for fluid, and of course, melody. His music is intuitive. I feel compelled and instinctive, as well as cerebral when faced with the pleasurable challenge of contributing. 

When he told me he wanted to do remixes for other artists, I said ‘Oh REALLY?? Well, have at it!!!’ And I handed him a couple of the most abstract, non linear, perfectly arrangement-free pieces I had composed in recent years. ‘Verses & choruses are for complete LOSERS!’ I sneered, and with a maniacal laugh I left him to it. 

A few days later I was stunned at what he had done. Without interfering with the completely nebulous, layered nature of the pieces, (‘Picassa’ & ‘The Sun Is A Maze’ from my forthcoming album ‘Sleeping Partner’) he brought a completely new dimension and drive to them, as if someone changed the lighting in a room strewn with artifacts and objects. Everything was still there, but the mood was enhanced, the shadows had changed, and the colours had deepened, and become more radiant. There was also more structure and space amongst the dense layers I had created. 

Clearly he has a head for this stuff, and he obviously LOVES a challenge. I look forward to challenging him again soon!” 

-Chris Connelly (solo artist/Ministry/Pigface/FiniTribe/Revolting Cocks/Acid Horse/Murder, Inc./The Damage Manual/Cocksure) 

Remix available here.

“Dan is beyond talented. His creative approach to sound design, stellar work ethic, passionate attitude, and high standards are only some of the great qualities he represents. It was a pleasure to have him on board for my remix project! He transformed an existing song into an amalgam of musical vibes, elevating the original track to the next level of awesomeness.” 

-Ania Tarnowska (I Ya Toyah

Remix available here.

"Dan put the <PIG> song Confession into the mangler, squeezed and teased and the life out of it, boiled its blood down to its essence...infected and injected it into its new steel skinned body...the Confession remix was risen. Fitter, faster and fatter." 

-Raymond Watts (<PIG>, KMFDM

 Remix available on PIG's "Pain Killer" CD, which you can find here, as well as their limited-edition, tour-only CD, Mobocracy.

"Working with Dan was an absolute pleasure. There is something very intimate and vulnerable about handing off your work to be remixed. You are trusting in someone else's vision. Dan surpassed my greatest hopes and expectations. He is talented and imaginative. I can’t recommend working with him highly enough." 

-Scott-David Allen (A Covenant of Thorns). 

Remix available here.