Author - johnnydaukes

In The Mood

A straight cover of the Glenn Miller track from 1939, I recorded a Big Band including (and conducted by) jazz giant, Gilad Atzmon. The dance sequence had been filmed to...

Where Do You Go To My Lovely

The waltz in this scene had been shot using the The Blue Danube for playback. I felt this wasn’t the right track as it was supposedly the wedding song of one of...

Stomp

Originally recorded by The Brothers Johnson in 1980, the track was a big disco hit and was produced by Quincy Jones. Built around a simple drum pattern, the key to...

Le Freak

Chic are probably the greatest disco/funk band in history and ‘Le Freak’ is amongst the most recognisable pop tunes ever made. Fortunately I know and work...

Sugar Kane

Having always loved NYC noise-rock band Sonic Youth, I took their track ‘Sugar Kane’ as the theme tune (and identity) of the gender-fluid TV comedy detective...

The Corkscrew

Having placed the funkiest jazz track in history in the cut and fallen in love with it, the clearances came back and we promptly fell out of love with it. This track...

Oh! Lovely Face of Death

This track was a blatant attempt (at the request of Director Marc Munden) to reproduce the sound and vibe of Tom Waits’s ‘Murder In The Red Barn’...

A La Mode

In the film ‘Acts of Godfrey’ there’s a flashback to the 80’s. The visual treatment is primitive computer graphics and I supported that with this...

Fuzzy Duck

This dance scene had been shot to The Big Bopper’s ‘Chantilly Lace’ which, during the edit, presented a budgetary issue. I recorded a Chuck Berry-like...

Sex On Screen

To play alongside this deliberately clinical and literal description of how sex is depicted in film and TV, I composed a track using rhythmical male and female breaths...