Without the advice and encouragement of today’s featured Remix Rainbow artist it’s safe to say that Diamond Rings may never have made it out of my own bedroom. A few years ago I had just moved to Toronto with little more than a handful of chord progressions and about as many friends to boot. Fortunately for me, Katie Stelmanis was one of them! Katie not only helped me find a musical community here in the city but also gave me the confidence to learn how to make electronic music by myself.
Now recording and performing under the name Austra, Katie’s debut album Feel It Break was released by Domino last week. I’m honoured to have been given the chance to remix “Lose It”, which is also my favourite song on the record. You don’t need opera training to write a hit tune, but sometimes it really helps! Thanks for showing me the ropes, Stelmanis.
Click to download Remix Rainbow Part Two: Austra – Lose It (Diamond Rings Remix)