A Forest/A Wonder Forest
By Sergio Messina
Vocals: Ramma
Unpublished remix of Madaski's Da shit is serious version
recorded at Ambaradan studio, Milan, in 1999

I love to make remixes, and I'm always glad to make them, especially remix music of people I like. It's the case of Madaski, italian dubman, shaman and one of the souls of Africa Unite, probably the oldest italian Reggae band. His solo stuff has a different flavor, more industrial and electronic. In his album Da shit is serious, there's a version of A Forest, the immortal Cure classic. While planning an album of remixes (subsequently aborted), Mada was kind enough to ask me to remix this track. It was a pleasure to do it, and it's still a favorite of mine, although it hasn't been published until today. I remember Mada's surprise when he heard it: half his BPMs, an acoustic feel and a chorus (absent from the original) make it very, very different from his cover - as well as from the Cure original.

Then, in 2001, I found myself playing around with some samples, and that started me singing A Forest again. So I dug out the outstanding original vocal track and put together another version - very illegal. This is why it's not downloadable. It's a demo, a neat trick, made for the same kick I get when I hear a mesh up.
A Forest (remix for Madaski) 4.14

A Wonder Forest 6.10
contains samples from: A forest (Madaski), Wonderwall (Oasis), Cose Difficili (Casino Royale)

© by Sergio Messina (read the license)