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Dennis believes it's important to follow intuition and trust your ear when you create a remix. He combined all three SoundJunction compositions in Promise Land.
Find out how Dennis met the challenge of fitting the pieces together...
Contrast is an important element in music, Dennis Rollins exploits it in Promise Land.
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Dennis talks about how his interest in music developed
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Dennis Rollins shows how adding more instruments can alter the character of a mix
In his remix Dennis specifically chose the kora part from Tunde Jegede’s Moving Away? - he explains why
Dennis Rollins used different elements of the SoundJunction works to create bold contrasts in his remix – find out more
How could a kind of conversation between the SoundJunction pieces be created? Dennis Rollins gives his thoughts
Dennis describes how he achieved the feel he was after in his remix
When doing his remix Dennis wanted to create a common language for his three styles of music – how did he do this?
Making all the parts fit together is a real challenge – how does Dennis Rollins get around this?
Dennis Rollins explains how he produced an unusual time signature in part of his remix
In a remix instruments can often sound very different - Dennis explains his unusual treatment of the strings.
Dennis wanted his groove sound a little more ‘chuggy’ – to do this he needed to add more beats, but how?
Dennis gives his thoughts on altering sounds, and whether there should be limits to the remixer’s art
Dennis Rollins explains how he used Eska Mtungwazi’s voice in his remix
Musicians work in many different ways – find out how Dennis prefers to approach his work
Music can be satisfying spiritually as well as financially, as Dennis Rollins explains
In Promise Land Dennis trusted his ears to tell him whether the music would work harmonically
Producer Dennis Rollins mixes three musical genres into one new style. Find out what he used to do it.
Dennis Rollins explains how something that sounds odd on its own can often sound great collectively
Dennis Rollins didn’t want to surround Eska’s voice with other lovely sounds – so what did he do?
Dennis Rollins demonstrates the use of David Horne’s brass riff in his remix
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