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It’s A Sin ………………..This has been so much fun creating my remix and video of the incredible Pet Shop Boy’s ‘It’s a Sin’. Influenced back in the early 90’s to remix it the first time armed with an Atari to record my created notes and keyboard playing.
Now watching the touching and thought-provoking It’s a Sin on Channel 4, realising how much the media and perceptions influenced my informative teenage years. Thankfully I have another 30 years’ experience and better kit to do this track more justice now. Enjoy my 2021 remix and would love you to share away and let me know your feedback.
The Original from 1992
This track was put together using my original version from 1992 which was sequenced on an Atari ST with the instruments I had at the time. No sampler and no ability to record vocals, so I played using a piano sound 🙂 Here it is 🙂
The original version above, I created and played everything on the Korg 01/W and sequenced into Atari ST. Also featuring a Casio VZ10M, CZ101 and Yamaha PSS790 keyboard! Its a very noisy recording as I built the mixing desk myself so it was a bit .. temperamental. But added a nice warm quality of its own 😀
I put a lot of effort into getting the parts sounding similar to the original track but as always also put my own spin on it and ended up going into some Magnetic Fields (Jean Michel Jarre) – another of my loves – just for fun, then back to a climatic ending!
I really loved the original It’s a Sin by the Pet Shop Boys and I think its shows here by the amount of detail I’d put in!
The 2021 version I have done uses all of this material with different (modern) instruments. I tried to keep as much of the original parts in tact including the entire bassline 🙂 🙂
A bit of history on the original for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Sin