Beluga Lagoon Remixes

Initially released nearly a decade ago, ‘Beluga Lagoon’ has undergone not one but two re-inventions in 2023

August 25, 2023

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A dreamy and evocative piece of music

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Initially released nearly a decade ago, ‘Beluga Lagoon’ has undergone not one but two re-inventions in 2023.

First up, producer and composer Robert Burbidge has breathed new life into his old track, turning a shimmering Balearic tune that revolved around Robert’s trumpet riffs into a fuller, richer and more dynamic version. Backed by Samba-esque drums from Dan Hudson, toe-tapping bass and guitar from Ian Stanford and stunning string and synth work from Alex Johnston, the updated version swoons and swings in all the right places, creating a dreamy and evocative piece of music.

The second part of the re-invention comes as the Yorkshire composer has turned over the stems for the remix treatment.

DJ, producer and soundtrack artist Mr Bird is first up, with the prodigious remix artist turning in a silky-smooth version that makes the most of the languid, jazz-influenced original. A veteran with more than 200 remixes for the likes of The Herbaliser, Lee Fields and Odyssey,
Mr Bird turns the found sounds up and concentrates on the flow and rhythm of the remix, creating the kind of track you could hear Gilles Peterson rhapsodising over on his 6 Music Radio show.

Not to be outdone, Cork producer Matthew Collins steps up next and delivers a beautifully Balearic rework, dialling in more disco and fun vibes and providing a gently propulsive beat underneath to power the remix forward.

‘Beluga Lagoon’ is the latest single from UK composer Robert Burbidge. He has been in excellent form for several years, creating spine-tingling music that crisscrosses genres and borders thanks to his frequent collaborations with writer/vocalist Winter in LA.

Drums – Dan Hudson
Percussion, keys, strings, synth – Alex Johnston
Guitar/bass – Ian Stanford
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Mastering – Dennis Moody

Released 25th August, Robert Burbidge Music on TuneCore.