Freemasons

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Booking Agent: Paul Wells

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- 6 Consecutive Top twenty UK Artist Singles
- UK’s most successful (Grammy Nominated) Remixers
- In-demand International DJs

FREEMASONS Ten year Anniversary

2014 Will see Freemasons celebrate their 10th anniversary as a unit this year,

and what a decade it has been to reflect on. Currently block-booked at the

studio to complete a new (Triple) Album and an international tour schedule,

It’s easy to see why Freemasons stand out and are still at the top of their

game

It all started in the summer of 2004 – the soon-to-be worldwide smash ‘Love

On My Mind’ – and Russell Small and James Wiltshire quickly found that their

Studio partnership was a match made in heaven. As ‘Love On My Mind’

gradually conquered the clubbing world – it took over a year from first release

to hit the charts – they built themselves a reputation as the best ( and grammy

Nominated) remixers in the business with a host of acclaimed club mixes for

Beyonce , Kelly Rowland , Shakira, Faith Evans, Kylie, Jamiroquai and others.

Over the next few years it would be no exaggeration to say Freemasons

were one of the hottest dance acts in the world. As well as their own hits

such as ‘Rain Down Love’ and ‘Uninvited’ that were coming thick and fast,

their remixes of tracks from Beyonce’s ‘B-Day’ album including ‘Déjà Vu’,

‘Beautiful Liar’, ‘Ring The Alarm’ and ‘Greenlight’ became legendary with

their versions used as the lead radio edits across Europe, along with other

mixes such as Kelly Rowland’s ‘Work’, Kylie’s ‘The One’ and Whitney

Houston’s ‘Million Dollar Bill’.

Freemasons released two Shakedown mix albums and their own album

‘Unmixed’ and hit the top ten again with their sixth hit in a row with

‘Heartbreak’ (Make Me A Dancer) featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

The success of their productions led to bookings all over the world, headlining

Mardi Gras twice and playing everywhere from Rio to Seoul, culminating in an

epic ‘Summer of Pride’ in 2010 in which they headlined at every major Pride

festival in the UK and North America.

By 2011 the endless touring and long hours in the studio were taking their toll

and Freemasons decided to take some time out.

“We were burned out, it was becoming so difficult to travel all over the place

at weekends and then work all week in the studio,” says James. “We also

wanted to develop our sound. Dance music was changing, technology was

changing and we didn’t want to get left behind. We rebuilt our studio from

scratch with new methods of working and a new sound.”

Refreshed and reinvigorated the Freemasons began releasing their new

material last year with big club tracks ‘Bring It Back’, ‘Dirty Organ’ and

‘Tears’ as well as experimenting with a deeper project under the Pegasus

Branding. Their remix career picked up where they left off with chart topping

mixes for John Newman, Depeche Mode, London Grammar and Hurts.

“We’ve written and recorded so much new material we’ve enough for a

couple of albums at least,” says Russell. “This is why we decided that our

Shakedown 3 should be a triple CD – a part mix album, part artist album, the

best of both worlds.”

A lot has changed in the ten years since Freemasons began their career but

one thing has not – the music and the public’s response to it. Or as James put

it recently “We’ve always been about that moment a huge vocal note crosses

a bar-line, hits the chord change just right and the hairs come up on your

arms- We’re with Nile Rogers – it’s about how a record makes you feel that’s

important”

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