“DoctorD is about mixing different styles of music into something new.” - DoctorD
— private conversations
Francis Depuydt, aka DoctorD, is a music producer from Lubbeek, Belgium, with a very varied musical background. In the 90ies, he played the violin and the guitar in the rock band Tribe. After this indie rock period, DoctorD ventured into heavy metal and together with some friends launched the dance metal project Unk! At about the same time, DoctorD got very much interested in electronic music in all it's forms (elektro, minimal techno, ambient, drum & bass, etc.).
DoctorD produces studio projects that about blending different styles of music, and creating new hopefully interesting music that way.
About the Paper Hearts Drum n Bass remix
This release is a follow-up single in the same melodic drum n bass genre, but this time it’s a remix of a song called ‘Paper Hears’ by the (now defunct) trio 3ROUGES. Again, the sounds of Hospital Records releases (Netsky, London Electricity, etc.) were the main source of musical inspiration. As DoctorD contributed many years ago to the selection of the vocalists of 3ROUGES, he got inspired by the voice of Ynke – one of the 3 singers of 3ROUGES. Her vocal on the original Paper Hearts song was the starting point of this remix.
By the way: the band Unk! also did a remix of Paper Hearts, in their well-known industrial dance metal style – check out the Spotify link
And here’s a Spotify link to the original song
about the wollek-rasmussen remixes
As I have been producing both the Rasmussen 'Meer' album as well as Wollek's 'Tombola' album, together with author/songwriter/composer Geert Huybens, I felt it was time to make a couple of remixes of his work. I enjoyed producing the Wollek/Rasmussen albums a lot, and I enjoyed creating the remixes even more.
Geert's composing style could be called 'sparse elektro-pop', although I find it difficult to put his creations in a box... no need for that anyways. My remixes are in chill-out and dubstep genres, maybe somewhat more accessible.
In this new release, a single this time, DoctorD went for a drum n bass track infused with female Hindi chant. Drum n bass is one of DoctorD’s favourite genres, and this track is a bit in the tradition of Netsky and London Electricity.
The word ‘Swara’ is a Hindu female first name, meaning ‘Tones’, ‘Musical Notes’, ‘Tune’ and ‘Self Shining’. This track is a tribute to his many colleagues from India (yes, DoctorD has a day-time job in IT). Their preciseness, dedication, positive spirit and general kindness is an inspiration for him. And in all fairness…DoctorD is a huge fan of Indian cuisine as well.