The Trappists – ‘Hush Hush’ – The 30 Year Anniversary Remix
The KajaFax team love remixes. There are, of course, many remixes in circulation that either officially or unofficially slip onto the airwaves via the internet.
Today, we bring you one such mix that has come to our attention.
Entitled ‘Hush Hush’, this latest mix comes via an unusual source and has torn up the rulebook on the ‘traditional’ remix genre. Billed as a “39 minute Too Shy excursion”, this really is the Kajagoogoo “Too Shy experience” for the 21st century listener….
We like this one a lot.
KajaFax caught up with ‘The Trappists’ to ask them all about the track and what inspired them to give it a particularly interesting and unique 21st Century makeover. This is what they said….
“Hello KajaFax! Thanks for taking an interest in our work! We are an Anglo-Belgian alliance – an Englishman and a Belgian – based in Aalst, a small city in between Brussels and Ghent. We issue re-mixes not only as ‘The Trappists’ but also under numerous other monikers. Firstly, may I just state that this is, of course, an unofficial remix! With all of our re-edits, we try to add our own personality and take the tracks in different directions, and being no exception, ‘Too Shy’ started out in the same way as the other tracks we have re-worked. With this one however, we did an initial 5-6 minute re-edit, but then just kept on going! We quickly realised that wherever we were heading with the track, it was going to end up being extraordinarily long! We have spent quite a bit of time on it, having put it together on and off over the last 18 months. The process started with the seminal Midnight Mix from the 12” single. and also the acapella from Limahl’s ’92 re-issue. We added lots of extra percussion and synths (and a guitar solo performed by our colleague/producer) to build the whole piece and to create a flow between the various sections. We finally completed it in December, and when we realised it was the 30th anniversary of the original release of the track, we thought the time was right to see just what people think of it. So far, people seem to really like it. It has been a real labour of love, so it would be thrilling for us if Kajagoogoo fans get to hear it and give positive feedback. We think it says a lot about the quality of the original track that it sounds so good (if we may be so bold to say so) mutated and stretched out into such an ‘un-pop’ timeframe and format….”
So what is the fuss about?? Click on the below cover art to be taken to the official page, or if you prefer, you can listen to the track in full here via this embedded link:
If you enjoyed that, you may want to check out this page that contains many more of The Trappists 70’s and 80’s reworkings:
The guys are currently working on a host of other re-edit projects (including an album of diverse and bizarre Billy Ocean ‘Loverboy’ remixes) and original productions. Why not bookmark the page?
We all know Too Shy as an ‘80s classic, UK and European #1, and top 5 hit in just about every other territory. Computer games, remixes, cover versions, and movie appearances justify the ‘classic’ moniker. The song even ranks at #27 on the VH-1 ‘Greatest Songs of the 80s’ poll.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see it reappear in the charts sometime in 2013?
Why not click on the below logo, download a copy, and help make it happen?