I can finally reveal that the drum recordings that I was doing back in October 2011 with John Randall were for the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony….!
Rick Smith and I worked for a few weeks on building the drum parts for the huge industrial revolution section of the ceremony. We were all sworn to secrecy throughout the months leading up to the big day for obvious reasons – no-one wanted to risk spoiling the surprise. During the weeks leading up to July 27th I mixed most of the music for the athlete’s parade at Hub II. The tracks were produced by Rick and High Contrast and uploaded to me to mix, sometimes several pieces a day. I was working on the mixes right through until the last rehearsal, tweaking and uploading files directly to the team at the stadium…..phew!!