Frankie Knuckles and The Shapeshifters - THE ONES ( DJ Meme Remix ) by DJ MEME published on 2010/12/22 21:28:03 +0000 This is a part of the "exclusive remixes pack" that I've made for the forthcoming compilation DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE BRAZIL '11. FRANKIE KNUCLES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS: This song has a chain of coincidences for me. I’ve known Frankie for about 18 years, but not until 6 years ago we became buddies. Between the laughs, gossiping, conversations about music and our many encounters around the world or online, it always ended up like “ Look what I just did”. That's the way we trade our most recent mixes. That was what happened with my mix of THE CURE AND THE CAUSE in 2007. He was the first and only one to receive it privately before the release, as soon as I finished and he loved !! One day he wrote me: “ I AM SORRY MEME BUT I WAS OBLIGATED TO BETRAY YOU AND SHARE YOUR MIX WITH THE SHAPESHIFTERS, AND THEY LOVED TOO, AND ARE HOPING TO MEET YOU. I ended up visiting Simon and Max at their studio in London. Years past, Frankie contacted me on iChat and told me: I MADE A SONG WITH THE SHAPESHIFTERS, TAKE IT… BUT DON’T SHARE WITH ANYONE CAUSE IT'S NOT FINISHED ! That made me one of the first ones to hear "THE ONES", but on other hand, I thought: DAMN..I could collaborate to this partnership somehow. Therefore...I finally got my turn, when Aaron Ross offered me the opportunity to create something new for this album, handing me original parts of the song. What I’ve did was really to keep myself as a collaborator, adding only some of the MEME spices into what was already done, complementing with lots of original elements.