ALAN WILKIS is a music producer, remixer, and “one of Brooklyn’s best kept secrets” according to AOL Spinner. He has crafted official remixes for Yelle, The Who, Yeasayer, rjd2, The Temper Trap, Phantogram, The Very Best, and countless others. With each remix, Alan reimagines each song as if he were its original producer, stripping the source material down to its basic vocal tracks and meticulously crafting new instrumental parts from scratch. The end result is always truly unique, something that can only be described as an “Alan Wilkis Remix.”
His latest project, PRINTS, is a multifaceted series of original music, artwork, remixes, and videos being revealed over the course of 2011 – 2013. For each ‘print,’ Wilkis first writes an instrumental piece and then collaborates with a different vocalist until the ‘print’ takes its shape. More info can be found at www.prints.fm.
Alan’s music has seen frequent rotation on KCRW, KEXP, BBC, Sirius/XM, East Village Radio. and NPR, and he’s repeatedly topped the Hypemachine and Elbo.ws charts. His work has been called “brilliant” by NME and featured on MTV, Okayplayer, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, PAPERMAG, Prefix Magazine, Stereogum, AOL’s Spinner, URB, Vimeo’s HD Channel, Filter Magazine, Consequence of Sound, and countless others. “Come and Go,” the first single from PRINTS, was recently named one of RCRD LBL’s Best-Songs-of-2011.
“…compelling and mesmerizing.” – PAPERMAG
“Booming… Wilkis weaves a beat that is equal parts rock, hip-hop, and electro, but with a driving melody all its own… The effort explores several musical locales with ease and an unending curiosity.” – Consequence of Sound
“When I played Alan Wilkis’s remix of ‘Ambling Alp’ for the rest of the band, we were all so moved that we spontaneously embraced and began to weep like babies. The Wilkis touch is powerful stuff.” – Anand Wilder, Yeasayer
“He totally knocked the remix of ‘The Shining Path’ out the park. People LOVE that cut!” – rjd2
“Alan’s a great musician with impeccable taste.” – Andrew Lindsay, Fenech-Soler
“His craftsmanship, detail, and musicality are so rare in this world of garage band artists, and the remix work he’s done for Chester French has delighted me with its inventive and unexpected perspective.” – DA Wallach, Chester French
“’The go-to guy for remixes among the indie sector, Wilkis has a knack for retaining the integrity of the original track but adding just enough flavour to make the interpretation fresh and worth listening to.’“ – The Independent, UK
“Wilkis’s keen understanding of musical construction… could be dissected endlessly on a formal level, but their true merit lies in the fact that they are best enjoyed for the way they feel, achieving a balls-to-the-wall sense of fun.” –Okayplayer