Chris Connelly (solo artist, Ministry, Pigface, RevCo)
"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!”
Ania Tarnowska (I Ya Toyah)
“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)
Glass Eyes (The Joy Thieves Remix)
I Ya Toyah
"When Ania and I started talking about the possibility of The Joy Thieves doing a remix for I Ya Toyah, I was secretly hoping it would be Glass Eyes, because it is my very favorite track from Code Blue. There was something about the guitars in the chorus that immediately made me think that I would have a great time remixing it. And I was right!" - states Dan Milligan of The Joy Thieves.
“I think of Glass Eyes as psychoanalysis” - says I Ya Toyah ( aka Ania Tarnowska). “This release manifests another side of human complexity, the unconquered, unknown part of unconscious mind- source of automatic thoughts and dreams that brings repressed feelings and hidden phobias to the surface in the form of symptoms. For the video, premiering exclusively on The Spill Magazine November 15th, I thought placing the plot in claustrophobic surroundings will best represent that struggle in visual form and hopefully engage the conversation about mental health and our abilities to explain personality, motivation and mental disorders.”
© ℗ I Ya Toyah 2019
Raymond Watts (PIG, KMFDM)
"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."