Been Here Before - Namatjira Remixes
- Artists Guy J, Namatjira
- Release Date 2017-01-09
- Label Manual Music
- Catalog MAN202
In the words of Namatjira: 'After the funeral of Jerry I was thinking I wanted to do something musical to honor Jerry with. It took me a few to know what I wanted. When I opened the old Deep (Jerry & Peter's label) catalogue there was immediately one track that caught my attention, 'Been Here Before' by Guy J. I contacted Peter to see if he was willing to share the parts with me and he agreed immediately with me.
I started working on the track and made two versions. I told Guy the story and let him listen to the sketches I had made and together we made a final choice. Then I finished the instrumental and contacted Ben "Royal Sapien" Mautner if he wanted to give the vocal parts his touch to make it work with my instrumental.
When we both were satisfied the first big bump I had to take was to talk to Jerry's brother and hoped he would feel the remix. He defenilty felt it and contacted Jerry's wife. Later that week I had her on the phone and she told me she cried during the complete song, I had goosebumps all over my body and a lump in my throat.'
All proceeds for this release will go to Jerry's wife to donate to whatever charity cause she feels appropriate.