If done properly, a remix can help elevate to newer grounds an already great track or even fix some flaws the original had – Douglas Holmquist has recently produced a great new rendition of German Pop Singer NINA’s latest track “Counting Stars”. By adding some subtle new layers, Holmquist brings back to modern time the 80s New Wave infused single.
NINA is a German pop singer and songwriter based in London, UK. Born and raised in Berlin, she began singing at the age of six and she moved on to classical training during her teens. NINA bridges together influences from the music she grew up with and from the contemporary artists she surrounds herself with today. One Of Us was co-written by NINA and Oscillian and mixed by Grammy award winner Liam Nolan, notably known for his work on Adele’s album 25. The EP features characteristic remixes from the likes of Angger Dimas (Tiësto, Diplo, Steve Aoki, Vandalism), SJBRAVO and Douglas Holmquist (composer of synthwave game sensation PinOut). Styling much of the original’s powerful atmosphere, Douglas’s imprint of riveting synth-bass and delicate synth swells cooperates with NINA’s appetite for synthwave majestically.
NINA comments “The B-side ‘Counting Stars’ is a melancholic track, and tells the story of two lovers making a pact and escaping their lives in the only way they know.” – NINA
ONE OF US IS SET TO RELEASE 11TH AUGUST 2017 VIA AZTEC RECORDS / M:UK