Icebird (rjd2 and Aaron Livingston) – “Going And Going. And Going” (Illvibe and rjd2 Remixes)
Two weeks ago, we got the first taste of Icebird, the new collaborative project from producer rjd2 and singer-songwriter Aaron Livingston, with the lead single from the duo’s upcoming album, The Abandoned Lullaby. The song, “Going and Going. And Going,” is pushed forward by rj’s dynamic guitar- and drum-driven production, an instrumental mix that plays against Aaron’s gritty, soul-filled vocals and witty lyrics.
Now, Icebird is excited to release two official remixes for the single, one helmed by rj and the other by Mr. Sonny James of the Illvibe Collective. “I always liked how 12 inch releases back in the ’90s had multiple remixes of the same song,” explains rj on his motivation behind the dual offering. “Fans could choose and debate, argue the different versions and which they liked more.”
While the original was all soul, rj’s remix kicks things off drastically different, with a bending synth line, eclectic percussion, and sample chops that build alongside a bevy of heavy drums for a rock-filled track that will likely remind fans of rj’s work on the now classic Since We Last Spoke. For the second remix, Icebird reached out to Mr. Sonny James of the Illvibe Collective, who brought the track new life – and a bit of island flair. “The Illvibe remix does a great job to really re-envision the track in a dub style,” remarks rj. “When that beat drops, it was the last thing I expected, but it’s a great groove; the Hammond organ – it really makes sense with original.”
Download “Going And Going. And Going” (rjd2 Remix) here.
Download “Going And Going. And Going” (Illvibe Remix) here.