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Artist: Darius Bassiray
Title: If You‘re Lost I‘ll Be Your Shadow – Part 2
Remixers: Paul Beynon, Deepchild, Kasey Taylor, Altruism
Label: Text Book Music
Format. Digital
Cat. #: TBM006
Release Date: July 6th, 2013
Distribution: Xelon Entertainment
Tracklist:
01. If You‘re Lost I‘ll Be Your Shadow
02. If You‘re Lost I‘ll Be Your Shadow (Paul Beynon Remix)
03. If You‘re Lost I‘ll Be Your Shadow (Deepchild Remix)
04. If You‘re Lost I‘ll Be Your Shadow (Kasey Taylor Remix)
05. If You‘re Lost I‘ll Be Your Shadow (Altruism Remix)

This record was never intended for a wider audience nor a release, however a message received from Caroline Beynon, after a conversation with her siblings Paul and Melanie, changed all that. Used with permission, this extract provides some background on the record and its meaning in her words.

“Darius Bassiray is one of my closest friends, and I am one of the people for whom If You’re Lost I’ll Be Your Shadow was written. The record was was sent to me with a simple message, “this is for you.” The original intention was a profoundly personal one, commemorating the passing of my youngest brother Benny, putting sounds to a sadness for which there are no words. It expresses the loss, and the mending of a heart broken. Upon first listen, I knew it had to be shared.

Artists are the true keepers of time, and their work allows an experience that can help us to forget, and more importantly, to remember. That sentiment is the very essence of this tune. It is with these feelings in mind that we now send this music out into the world. What started as a private moment between close friends has grown into something far greater than any of us could have imagined. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do, whether you’re smiling on a dance floor at 3am, or sipping an Earl Grey home alone, just listening.” Text Book Music 006 was created without compromise. Every remix was carefully selected, and many involved have a personal connection to one, or all of us. In the midst of our sadness, we were overwhelmed by friends, acquaintances, and strangers, all eager to get to work on the project, expressing their compassion through the universal medium of sound. Benny would love the result, as it features some of his favourite artists – Deepchild, Kasey Taylor, Altruism, and his brother, Paul Beynon.

The wait has been long, and we’ve greatly appreciated the patience from all involved in allowing us the time to give this release the attention it deserves. From its’ very inception, this record has had far greater meaning than just another tune to add to your collection. We’re very excited for you to hear it.

 

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