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JAMES MCFADYEN (b.1980)
Composer | EDM Music Producer | Writer

Born and raised in a small seaside town in Fife, Scotland, James now lives in East Yorkshire.

James McFadyen James McFadyen, facebook.com/jamesmcfadyencomposer, Britain (UK)

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  • A Comment on HUGH XDUPE (originals)'s
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    Hugh Xdupe - Electrotek (Original Mix) Dupe Rec... at 1.03
    on May 14, 2013 21:44

    Nice one! Very groovy!!

  • A Comment on James McFadyen's
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    Holly Drummond - Cloud Nine (James McFadyen Remix) at 6.27
    on January 21, 2013 20:39

    @Holly Drummond: Thanks Holly. Should I be successful, we can edit the remix down and yank out the bits you don't like. It's quite long so there is a lot of room to play with. Hope to be working with you soon.

  • A Comment on QuinnZone Studios's
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    Cloud Nine (QuinnZone Astral Bliss Remix) at 1.42
    on December 01, 2012 10:02

    Oh man, yes! That's what I'm talking about with that vocal reverb. Much better! Gives it much better atmosphere. NICE!

  • A Comment on Talenthouse's
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    Leona Lewis - Trouble (ad lib) at 1.01
    on August 24, 2012 11:33

    Am I missing something? Is this the only stem?

  • A Comment on Martyn Thomas's
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    Big Band Feature - England Swings (Martyn Thomas) at 4.08
    on April 15, 2012 20:42

    Love the voice-leading here! :)

  • A Comment on Lee Harris Music Team's
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    Lee Harris Fast Danny Stubbs Sirenia remix
    on March 11, 2012 00:37

    Well said Steven. I think we should just leave it there.

  • A Comment on Lee Harris Music Team's
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    Lee Harris Fast Danny Stubbs Sirenia remix
    on March 10, 2012 22:27

    http://leeharris.org/contest.html

    "Go wild" is what Lee said - I didn't hear anything about sticking to a checklist of what (not) to do (not outshine the vocal, no big melodic riffs) - Christ If I knew that I would have just posted the vocal stem as my remix entry!

    Everybody should just ignore Aaron and stick to what lee said, "go wild" (in everything you do) and throw caution to the wind. If you win - great, if you don't win - great. Who cares, you got to boost your production chops with quality remix stems.

    I leave you once again with the words of Lee Harris himself, "go wild".

  • A Comment on Hau5Gang's
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    Madison Park vs BeechKraft Sunrise ( Hau5 Gang... at 4.42
    on March 10, 2012 09:35

    Some nice moments in this. I would have liked a more upfront kick and bottom-end.

  • A Comment on Lee Harris Music Team's
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    Lee Harris Fast Danny Stubbs Sirenia remix at 8.25
    on March 09, 2012 19:18

    @Excape: As you will all find out, if you don't know already, it's always the least creative (most commercial) remixes that win. Virtually every time. Just one of the realities of the music business, I'm afraid.

  • A Comment on Lee Harris Music Team's
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    Lee Harris Fast Danny Stubbs Sirenia remix at 8.25
    on March 09, 2012 12:17

    Good remix. A bit too much copy and paste for my liking and would have liked a brighter-sounding vocal. Gets a bit self-indulgent at times but still a quality remix. Well done on the win!

  • A Comment on Le Penseur's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Le Penseu... at 2.52
    on March 07, 2012 22:46

    Slightly seedy and demented remix. Interestingly dark and demonic.

  • A Comment on Doktor Lydescher's
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    Vindahl - Head over Heels feat. Coco (Doktor Ly... at 3.43
    on March 07, 2012 22:42

    Reasonable remix. Perhaps tries too hard? The brass licks work to a point but it feels very contrived. It's almost like it's from a sample loop library.

  • A Comment on Golden Glades's
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    vindahl - head over heels feat. coco (rickram r... at 2.30
    on March 07, 2012 22:33

    Nice to hear someone not cheating!! Good work. There is some nice stuff in here and I really like the 303 bass. I'd be tempted to ride that cutoff frequency a little higher, though! Got some potential this.

  • A Comment on wheat3000's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels feat. Coco (wheat3000... at 2.15
    on March 07, 2012 22:28

    Vocals are a bit boxy-sounding (possibly around 350-600Hz region). Not really digging this remix. Some nice ideas and harmonic changes which is welcomed. Not one I'd choose to listen to again.

  • A Comment on narcofunk's
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    Vindahl feat. Coco - Head Over Heels(Narcofunk'... at 4.51
    on March 07, 2012 22:23

    Am diggin' that Rhodes man! Never get's old. Nice digital synths too. I would the style of this piece into the deep house category with a techy edge. Really like this a lot. One criticism - it's calling out for four-to-the-floor kick somewhere; that'll just top it off nicely! Excellent job!

  • A Comment on Chino Yoshio's
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    Vindahl – Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Piano Mix) at 2.27
    on March 07, 2012 22:21

    I think this works quite well. Nice harmonies. From what I can tell you have recorded the piano live yourself using an upright piano. Could do with a bit of compression and EQ'ing the low-mids to clean up the sound of the piano. One cannot fault the compositional values, though! - I hope you will get an experienced producer (or maybe yourself) to fix the production issues as this is a quality remix!

  • A Comment on The Bear and The Sea's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heals (The Bear and The Sea... at 3.36
    on March 06, 2012 16:52

    Bass really carries this track, btu there are some great synth elements. Sidechained pad (at least that's what it sounds like - could be gated instead??) is good and creates a nice pulse in the track.

  • A Comment on blackberrydd's
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    Vindahl feat. Coco - Head Over Heals (Blackber... at 4.46
    on March 06, 2012 16:15

    I like this. A bit of a slow burner but progresses well. Bass sounds really warm.

  • A Comment on Yonder's
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    Vindhal feat.coco Head Over Heels (Yonder remix) at 3.32
    on March 06, 2012 16:12

    Quality dubby towntempo vibe with some classic 909 sounds. Perhaps the claps are too harsh at around the 6-8Khz region? A minor picky thing over a really good remix!

  • A Comment on Kafelemusic's
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    Vindahl feat. Coco- Head Over Heels (Kafele Ele... at 2.22
    on March 06, 2012 16:07

    I'm digging this. Lovely warm 303 bass. Jazz elements work well. I'll be coming back in June to play this again when the sun is blasting down!

  • A Comment on bestofallworlds's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Cengiz Re... at 4.36
    on March 06, 2012 09:45

    Nice Cuban influences to begin which makes for an interestingly good take on this song. That bassline quickly begins to sound it's being played by a demented clown - quite sadistic actually. Interesting.

  • A Comment on Juksy's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels (High End Trip Remix) at 3.02
    on March 06, 2012 09:43

    Eventually settles into a nice dubby groove but the whole mix lacks warmth and love.

  • A Comment on DaRon Jones's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels feat. Coco(DaRon's La... at 2.51
    on March 06, 2012 09:39

    Nearly - you're on the right track, but people don't hop on one leg on a sunday. Low-end ain't clean, either.

  • A Comment on vanjus's
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    VINDAHL head over heels vanjus remix at 3.15
    on March 06, 2012 09:35

    Decent remix but your drums don't always keep the groove held tight; the kick drum is not always placed in the most grooveable spot for the bassline. Other than that it, the remix works well.

  • A Comment on Dr. Zoidbergh's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels (bxTRAXX/Dr. Zoidberg... at 2.43
    on March 06, 2012 09:29

    I hate Reggae. But it has some nice moments - vocals a bit too heavy-handed I feel though.

  • A Comment on missoless's
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    Vindahl ft COCO - Head Over Heels (Missoless Hy... at 4.04
    on March 06, 2012 09:27

    A lot of good stuff here. Kick drum is deep and works all so well. Gated pad adds a real pulse through the track and there is some nice percussive elements.

  • A Comment on Meisterbeatz's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Meisterbe... at 3.23
    on March 05, 2012 10:50

    Good bit of synth pop here.

  • A Comment on djkrpt's
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    Vindahl feat. Coco - Head Over Heels (KRPT Remix) at 6.27
    on March 05, 2012 10:21

    Nice DnB, but I suspect this is just a pre-recorded drum sample loop. I prefer producer to program their own drums.

  • A Comment on DAGGER DX's
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    Vindahl - Head over Heels ft. Coco (Dagger DX R... at 3.35
    on March 05, 2012 10:08

    Flows along nicely. Staggered drums are not my kind of thing but it does work.

  • A Comment on dafymusic's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels ft. Coco - Dafy Refix at 3.17
    on March 05, 2012 10:04

    Interestiing industrial remix. It's got a seductive quality to it. Love the bass sound.

  • A Comment on Martigan Newbrecords's
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    Vindahl – Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Martigan ... at 3.51
    on March 05, 2012 01:11

    Squashed WAYYYYYYY over-mastered production here. There is no need for such a squashed mix, especially this one. Fill your frequencies before you reach for compressors and limiters to lift the sound. However, the core remix is decent and there is some nice ideas. I just can't forgive you for the mastering, sorry - it's just a big no-no.

  • A Comment on sensualfrenzy's
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    Vindahl – Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Sensualfr... at 4.30
    on March 05, 2012 01:08

    This is classic house. I like it. Bass gets in the way a bit. It's very heavy on 1-2Khz on the vocals and I they're a bit hot. Whole mix could do with some deep bottom-end. Other than that a good little remix that is pleasant on the ears.

  • A Comment on Ben Sebastian / wordsmif's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels feat. Coco (wordsmif... at 3.07
    on March 05, 2012 01:02

    Interesting things going on here. A balanced mix of great merit and creatively well thought-out. Lovely sine-wave bass. I really like the long pre-delay on the reverb and it has a very silky tail. Nice one!

  • A Comment on Dnte's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels feat. Coco ( Dnte rem... at 2.03
    on March 05, 2012 00:55

    Love the vocal splicing and drum work is well done. TB-303 (emulation?) fits well with that kick. Sometimes the octaves jumps in the bass ruin the groove in places but other than that a very decent remix.

  • A Comment on Brasart & Mihailov's
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    Heads Over Heels (Brasart & Mihailov French Hou... at 3.28
    on March 05, 2012 00:49

    Love the filtering at the start, notching at just the right frequency. White noise adds some nice beach wave sounds. Some really nice bandpass filtering going on here. Bottom-end could do with a bit of a clean-up. Deep kick drum is really nice but would would be stunning if when you tiny those lows in other channels. Good work!

  • A Comment on Parker G's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels [Parker & Kwaj Remix] at 2.53
    on March 04, 2012 23:01

    Nice touches of harmony and the use of a sine wave on the bottom end adds nice touches of sub bass.

  • A Comment on Ishfaq's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels (Ishfaq Remix) at 2.22
    on March 04, 2012 22:57

    Good bit of 1970's soul, here!

  • A Comment on scalawag's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels (Scalawag Re-vox Mix) at 4.52
    on March 04, 2012 22:53

    One just to sit back on the sun-lounger and soak up the sun to! Although perhaps not here in the UK in early March. I like what you've done with the bass.

  • A Comment on Det mekaniska undret's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Det mekan... at 3.04
    on March 04, 2012 22:49

    Got a nice late-90's American sound to it which sits well on the ears. I'm going to go out on a limb and ask if the double bass sound is courtesy of the Professional Basses sample library?

  • A Comment on Vilhelm Sundin's
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    Vindahl - Head Over Heels (Vilhelm Sundin Remix) at 4.15
    on March 04, 2012 22:48

    Good bit of Balearic House here! Drums just feel to be a little left behind in the mix. But other than that, a quality remix - coming to the beaches of Ibiza.

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