Johnny Wore Black
Following the success of their debut single, JOHNNY WORE BLACK, brainchild of London based songwriter/producer JOHNNY JAY COEN is set to release UP IN FLAMES.
Johnny Wore Black features a dynamic line up of musical collaborators and Up In Flames sees the continued involvement of rock royalty DAVID ELLEFSON of MEGADETH on bass guitar.
Accompanying the release is a Dn’B remix by REBEL SONIX and drumstep remix from J-DAWG.
REBEL SONIX www.rebelsonix.com remix – Larry Holcombe (BOTCHIT, FINGERLICKIN), Phil Guest and AL SWETTENHAM. Fresh from smashing dancefloors with their BACK IT UP E.P which received support from heavyweights ORBITAL, LEEROY (PRODIGY) and EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS (X FM) etc, AV bass merchants Rebel Sonix are back remixing Johnny Wore Black’s ‘Up In Flames’. Showing their versatility and ability to cross genres and tempos with ease this remix is a deep, dark brooding Dn’B roller which combines rolling beats, mutoid bass squelches, and ravey keys. The vocal hook from the original states “up in flames I’ll take you down” which pretty well sums up what this remix will do!
THE J-DAWG remix – sees Up In Flames reshaped into an infectious Drumstep/Rock hybrid of low-slung guitars and soaring synths whilst maintaining the song’s structure and lyrical content. This version will appeal to those that are into the electronic/rock crossover.
Up In Flames comes hot on the heels of Johnny Wore Black’s debut single ALL THE RAGE. Released in conjunction with HELP FOR HEROES, All The Rage featured the talent of MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON on bass and was mixed by Grammy award winning producer DAVID BOTTRILL. All The Rage enjoyed coverage in METAL HAMMER, REVOLVER, MUSIC WEEK, ITV NEWS, REVOLVER, KERRANG! TV, BBC RADIO, KERRANG! RADIO. Currently available from ITUNES etc.
Johnny Wore Black is in the process of completing their debut album, WALKING UNDERWATER out later this year.
Video for original track and D n B / Drumstep versions here: johnnyworeblack.com/pushepk/
1. Don’t compromise your integrity. Strive to make the music you are proud to stand behind and represent your name.
2. Explore what makes the greats ‘great’. The best musical craftsmen have achieved their notoriety for good reason in most cases.
3. Never give up because the future is not yet written.
What has been one of the toughest music related experiences you’ve faced?
Constantly being hit with negativity about how tough the industry is and how no one is buying anything.
How did you get through or deal with it?
Remember the motivation for making music, I do it because it’s what I do and that’s that so forget the negative perspective as it crushes creativity.
What did you learn?
Never give up because the future is not yet written.