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Old 14th September 2010, 12:59 AM
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David Reitzas' entries on mixing Ayu songs in L.A [+do it again and November]

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Just finished mixing another 2 songs for my new favorite singer, Ayumi Hamasaki. The songs are “Do It Again” and “November”.
Another great experience!!
When I mix, vibe is very important. I have my studio set up with lots of colored lights, neon, and lasers. But when Ayumi enters the room, she magnifies the vibe 100X over!
The only sad part is that she loves the mixes right away. I need to figure out a way to get her to stay longer
Link to entry and photos: http://reitzas.com/?mainFrame=%2Fwp%...mi-hamasaki%2F

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Life is good!

I’ve been working hard mixing an incredible project called “Dandy” for famous songwriter Andreas Carlsson. I’m 4 weeks in with about another 2 weeks to go. Incredible!

So last week I get a call from the coordinator for Ayumi Hamasaki asking if I was available to mix a song. At first I said no because I was too busy, but I managed to adjust my schedule to work on my day off to do the song “Seven Days War”. Ayumi came in to hear the song and loved it! I jokingly said, “Let’s do another one” and the next thing I know, they asked if I could mix “Virgin Road”. The only time available that I could do it was after a full 12 hour day of mixing my current project. So last Monday at 12:30 am, I slept on the studio couch for 3 hours and then woke up to start mixing Ayumi’s 2nd song. Fueled on adrenaline only, I mixed until 2p on Tuesday afternoon until Ayumi came in to listen to the mix. She loved it and we said our goodbyes. Then I was off to another session at Capitol Records where I recorded and mixed a 16 piece band for the “Stand Up To Cancer” telethon that aired last Friday on all the major networks. It was a 39 hour marathon session- the kind of work I haven’t done since I was in my 20’s. But I made it and I am so honored and proud to have been able to do these songs for Ayumi. The best news is that they are being released as her 49th and 50th single on September 22, and September 29th. If these singles reach the top of the charts, she will break previous records held by Seiko Matsuda for havoing 24 consectutive #1 songs on the Japanese charts. Keep your fingers crossed.
Source: http://reitzas.com/wp/index.php/2010/09/ayumi-hamasaki/

Sounds like he had fun! He also went to another forum and posted this message:
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Greetings from Los Angeles everybody!
You will absolutely love "Seven Days War" and "Virgin Road".
How do I know?
I mixed both of these songs for Ayumi and I am very proud of the way they sound.
She is an incredible singer and she sounds amazing on these songs.
Please enjoy and help them to become #1 hits.
Thank you!
Dave
http://www.reitzas.com

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Old 14th September 2010, 01:03 AM
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Very cool n.n
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:05 AM
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:06 AM
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I wish he could say what kind of song is Virgin Road...

but that's so cool =)
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:09 AM
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I can't wait to hear these songs... I'm so excited. Ugh! Anticipation kills me slowly...

anyway, i'm glad he enjoyed and i would definitely be honored as well XD
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:14 AM
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Nice.

Seems like he mixes for many famous artists too.

Looking forward to hearing them.
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:15 AM
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Omg thanks. This is quite cool
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:24 AM
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that sounds really cool
I hope the 2 songs will sound as good as he promises
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:25 AM
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That is very cool indeed! I hope he did a good mix then so the singles will reach their goal.
(Fun that he metioned Andreas too btw, I wonder what they are up too...)
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:25 AM
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Woah, check out his website! He's produced / mixed for Toni Braxton, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion..

It looks like he's only ever mixed ballads, or at least the majority of his work being ballad-y, so I think it's safe to say Virgin Road will be a ballad type of song.

Kinda disappointed but I could be totally wrong and he could've made Virgin Road into the coolest electro-techno song *prays*
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:28 AM
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wow, that's so nice of him to say that about her voice. i bet it sounded great like it does in crossroad and that's why he spoke so highly of it. i can't wait for these new songs!
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:46 AM
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That's so exciting! I'm glad he had so many positive things to say about her. I hope that in his sleep-deprived state he did a good job!
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Old 14th September 2010, 01:47 AM
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SEVEN DAYS WAR must be some really high-profile song for both TK and Ayu..im intrigued. AND WOOTS Virgin Road!!!

and....meh if Virgin Road is really a ballad...haiz..but i guess, i wont complain if its a GRAND ballad.
MOON was a rock ballad, crossroad is a rather 90s ballad, Sweet Season is a light ballad...so if Virgin Road is a really big ballad like forgiveness then...im fine. I just dont wan people to say that she keeps singing the same types within 2 months

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Old 14th September 2010, 02:04 AM
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I can't wait!

I'm really curious! Thank u for the entry
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Old 14th September 2010, 02:14 AM
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Wow that's cool.
This makes me more excited for Virgin Road now :3

thanks for sharing
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Old 14th September 2010, 02:21 AM
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woww so cool..
what a great news!!
can't wait to hear those new songs!
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Old 14th September 2010, 02:26 AM
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great info! thank you!!!

and i love hearing him praise her and support her! i really believe that ayumi is a great person and people who meet her just naturally love her.
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Old 14th September 2010, 02:32 AM
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I can't wait to hear these! This three single project is shaping up to be a lot cooler than it started out!
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Old 14th September 2010, 02:38 AM
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wow..i check his website and it's cool, he working with a lot of famous singer, madonna, mariah carey, celine dion, stevie wonder...
it's cool
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Old 14th September 2010, 03:09 AM
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Sure Ayu was busy - she was recording in Los Angeles for the "L" single...
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