“Light of Love” featuring Lady Alma (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix) is available from iTunes here or from Amazon MP3 here. If you prefer FLAC or WAV (or any other format imaginable), the song is also available at Bandcamp here.
French anime website, Catsukarecently featured the Light of Love anime video and its director, Jamie Vickers on its pages, giving a bit more insight into the origins of the video (which was in fact a pilot for a television show). From Google Translate:
Jamie Vickers is one of those rare leaders foreigners working in Japan in the background. I had already relayed his demo tape, which allowed to realize that he hosted for people like Koji Morimoto (on Dimension Bomb in Genius Party Beyond) or Masaaki Yuasa (on Kemonozume). And doing research on anything else, I came across a video clip passed unnoticed, he realized, design and animation in the (fire) Daisuke Nakayama Studio Realthing: Light of Love to Yameen and Lady Alma. We could already see the clip in his demo tape, with a new name – The Sound of Fire – and presented as a pilot.
The Light of Love anime video was in fact a slice of a pilot called “Sound of Fire” originally based on the song “Fire” from my album, Never Knows Best. The video was designed, directed and animated by Jamie and produced by Japanese anime studio, RealThing in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo, Japan. The video’s executive producer was Yujiro Funato. And of course there was a cast of talented artists who have helped bring the video to life:
Production – Realthing
Executive Producer – Yujiro Funato
Producer / Creative support – Norifumi Fujita
Direction / Animation – Jamie Vickers
CGI Direction – Mayu Hirano
Animation / Color Design – Yuko Ueno
Thanks to Catsuka for featuring the video.
Check out Jamie’s 2010 animation reel directly below, and the Light of Love video follows.
This is the final album in the Never Knows series. It features the remix instrumentals from Never Knows More (featuring Mark de Clive-Lowe, Blockhead, Mike Ladd, and myself) as well as an alternate “Spirit Walker” vocal mix by Mike Ladd we are calling the “Pajama Jammy Jam Mix”.
1. Light of Love feat. Lady Alma (Mark De Clive-Lowe Remix) – Instrumental
2. Fire feat. Casual & Georgia Anne Muldrow (Blockhead Remix) – Instrumental
3. Spirit Walker feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow (Mike Ladd Remix) – Instrumental
4. Pull Ya Cash Out feat. Maylay Sparks, Reef The Lost Cauze & DJ Icewater – Instrumental
5. Fire feat. Casual & Georgia Anne Muldrow (Yameen’s Direct Drive Remix) – Instrumental
6. Spirit Walker feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow (Mike Ladd’s Pajama Jammy Jam Mix)
The Mark de Clive-Lowe remix of “Light of Love” featuring Lady Alma is on the new Domu mixtape which you can download for free by clicking here.
Domu (aka Dominic Stanton, aka Sonar Circle, Yotoko etc) has been one of my favorite producers for mad long now. He’s been in the game for years, and he’s a dope producer and DJ. I was pretty psyched to come across his mixtape and see my track up on there.
Cheers, Domu! Full tracklist follows:
01. Oriol – LW
02. Chris Barker – Space Helmet
03. Dujin Douglas – Zuid
04. Blackjoy – Apollo Funk
05. L’Aroye – Love Dub
06. Clyde – Roll Of The Beats (Atjazz Remix) 07. Yameen – Light Of Love (Mark de Clive-Lowe Mix)
08. Souled – Sweet Nothings
09. Seiji – Ravin A
10. El-B – Express
11. Klic – Kerone
Mark’s remix is epiiiic: 7:45 minutes of soulful, swinging house. Traxsource has the high quality MP3 or WAV files available for download, vocal and instrumental versions.
Big ups to Mark for coming in and absolutely smashing this remix. It was a real pleasure, my man.
Alma and Shock. Ya’ll know what’s up. Also, big up to Bopstar for keeping the tune in steady, steady rotation. Phil Asher, Terry Hunter and all the other DJs keeping it moving. And to all of ya’ll for dropping me emails or leaving comments on the blog. I appreciate it, ya’ll.