johnny daukes

music and songs for film and tv


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 getting the song right was the stylistically perfect bass line played by Ash Dublin. Having recorded all the parts, I sent the track to Karl Derfler in San Francisco. I first worked with Karl in 1994 when he engineered an EP for my band, FIN. Karl has spent the last 10 years engineering and mixing records with Tom Waits and his skill and attention to detail is extraordinary. His mix was a forensically accurate period reproduction.