| They will get an inteniry
of what they'll be doing but most of them don't get any input
at all. Certainly everyone asks us about Natalie Imbruglia and
what she thinks. I don't think she's ever even heard it. We'll
ask the A&R man does the artist like it and they'll of course
say "yes". We remixed the Manic Street Preachers and
it was probably the best remix that we had ever done. It was
needed by the end of this week for 'The Everlasting'. It's going
to be on our album because it's the best piece of music we've
ever made. We remixed it and gave them the details of a keyboard
sample. We told them because we didn't want them to get fucked
up about it. As soon as they got it they were like "What?
Samples, who said you could use samples, we're not using it".
We had spent a week and half doing this remix. Steve went into
overtime because he likes the band. He put all this effort into
it. But it was the lawyer. The Manics liked it. That has been
the only time we've experienced that type of problem."
With every good offer I expect there comes a bad offer?
"Bewitched asked us, INXS asked us but we didn't want to
do those at all. The Hurricane#1 remix, I admit we did that
for the money. We had to do it but there's very few like that.
We knew that we could do the Hurricane#1 remix because the music
was actually quite good."
Quite good? This objectivity suggests that a song must meet
certain criteria before it receives the special Rae & Christian
"We will always listen to an original song and if we hate
the vocals, then we won't remix it."
It's as simple as that then?
"There was a band we were asked to remix by Epic. I can't
remember the name, basically it was Air but with fifty percent
of any quality removed. Exactly the same as Air, like the vocals
at key changes, keyboards etc and we turned
it down because we thought it was a disgusting attempt to sound
exactly like someone else. We don't want to be associated with
people doing shit. But then again if someone's got a shit record
and you can do a remix which really catches people's imagination
and attention then fuck it, it's brilliant in some ways as well.