David Douglas – “California Poppy (Solar Bears Remix)”
A week ago Tim/Smoke Don’t Smoke posted on a stunning video for “California Poppy” by David Douglas as well as a stream of the entire Royal Horticultural Society LP (check that post here). I won’t lie—I’ve listened to (and loved) this album A LOT. David Douglas creates and unique blend of futuristic synth vibes that have exceptional mood and melody that strike deep…so much so that they almost bring about a natural feeling rather than synthetic. So it’s no surprise that when John of Solar Bears sent over the remix of “California Poppy” yesterday, a large smile was drawn across my face as I slowly cranked the stereo up. Like myself, John has been a big fan of David Douglas too. Here’s what he had to say on the remix:
We wanted to keep the vocals and decorate around whilst making it more distorted and aggressive. It is important to write original melodies and riffs no matter what you are doing. It was written a lot like a freestyle jam and was done very quickly.