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DJ A-Trak remixes The Rapture (Dub for Mehdi)

October 3rd, 2011 by Giselle

A-Trak has dedicated this remix posted on DFA Soundcloud page to the memory of his good friend DJ Mehdi (both above), who died tragically in September. “Mehdi’s favorite part was the ending…This one’s for you, Memed.” (See full A-Trak note below). The original remix track appeared earlier on Medhi’s Tunisian Summer mix (hear that version here).

i’m dedicating this blog post to you-know-who-you-are. let, me, see, that, thonggggg

How Deep Is Your Love?  (A-Trak Dub aka Dub For Mehdi) by DFA Records

“I did this remix over the summer, and when I was close to finishing it I played it to my friend, the irreplaceable DJ Mehdi. We often played each other our productions for feedback. As it turns out he and Riton were visiting New York so they stopped by my apartment. I was working on the main version of the remix, the vocal version. I knew I would make a few alternate edits during the mixdown. The funny thing was, Mehdi’s favorite part was the ending! He and Riton suggested that I have that part come in earlier. My reaction was: that would work well for the dub version. And sure enough, when I finished mixing it down I made a dub with their suggestion. When I sent it to Mehdi shortly after, he responded (as a joke) that I should call it ‘Dub For Mehdi.’ He included it in his Tunisian Summer mix. And then, as we all know, the unimaginable happened and we lost our dear friend. The least I can do now is name the edit after him. This one’s for you, Memed.
September 28, 2011″

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