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Franked (Free Download)

by Duncan Powell

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Stronger Than Me (free) 04:52
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You Sent Me Flying (free) 04:13
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Know You Now (free) 03:51
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Pumps (Skit) (free) 02:03
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I Heard Love Is Blind (free) 02:20
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In My Bed (free) 02:52
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Take The Box (free) 03:39
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October Song (free) 05:12
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What Is It About Men (free) 02:52
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Help Yourself (free) 04:54
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Amy Amy Amy (free) 03:25
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Brother (free) 03:20
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Mr Magic (free) 05:23
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about

After the late Amy Winehouse passed away, I rediscovered her debut album Frank.

I had spent a lot of time listening to the album at the time of release, but as the years passed by I had forgotten what a great album Frank was. The warmth of the production and the textures of her vocals drew me towards remixing/sampling some of the albums tracks. After a few weeks the idea struck me to remix the whole album putting my stamp on it, "Franked" was born.

Now this was no mean feat as the only track from Frank for which an acapella was officially released was 'Stronger Than Me'. All other tracks had to be remixed by sampling from the original alone.
This was easier on some tracks than others and ultimately determined & in a certain aspect limited the outcome of the remixes.

Instead of viewing limitation as an obstacle, I used various sampling techniques to extract a wealth of sounds from the original tracks and stitched the samples back together in an attempt to create something new whilst utilising as many vocals, drums and chord samples from the original as possible. I have added some drum, bass & synth sounds to the tracks to finish them off, but at least 80% of the sounds heard are straight from the original album.

Guided by the availability of the samples, I remixed the tracks into whatever style naturally formed whilst working, so there is a mixture of garage, dub, down tempo, hip hop and drum & bass spread over the album.

This limitation of available elements soon became the inspiration for me to complete the album, it has often been a way of working ive enjoyed in the past, as it often results in a vastly different result than that would have been heard if I had access to the parts from the original tracks.

I hope this is received as a respectful creative tribute to Amy's Work as that is exactly how it is intended and I hope it insipres a few people to dig out the original album and enjoy one the best debut albums of our time.

'Franked' Remixed By Duncan Powell

1. Stronger Than Me
2. You Sent Me Flying / Cherry
3. Know You Now - 4. Pumps (Interlude)
5. I Heard Love Is Blind
6. Moody's Mood For Love Remix 1/Remix 2/Teo Licks
7. There is No Greater Love
8. In My Bed
9. Take The Box
10. October Song
11. What Is It About Men
12. Help Yourself
13. Amy Amy Amy
14. Brother
15. Mr Magic (Through The Smoke) / Outro
16. Bonus - Stronger Than Me Stripped Back Remix


All tracks are bootleg remixes and strictly for promotional use only and not for sale. I wholly suggest if you don’t own the original album Frank already go and buy a copy. My remixes, although fun to make, don’t compare the work of the genius originals.

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released January 11, 2011

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Duncan Powell Surrey, UK

I produced lots of music during 1999-2014.
Heavily inspired by the sampling techniques of the likes of Todd Edwards, Karl Brown, Jay Dilla & El-B . I remixed & produced for such artists as NY, Asher D, MJ Cole, Dreem Teem, Ed Case, Mutya Buena & True Tiger. ... more

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