Marina & The Kats – Shim Sham (Jamie Berry Remix)
Electro Swing Thing #210
Brace yourself for a marvelous release from Electro Swing Thing records! UK’s Jamie Berry, maestro of blending modern beats with vintage swing, has conjured up an electrifying remix for Marina & The Kats. Titled ‘Shim Sham’, this electro-swing jewel showcases a catchy vocal chorus and Berry’s signature swing-house club beats, sharpened with a biting sawtooth synth atop the bassline, bringing a dash of EDM to this jazzy Neo Swing journey.
Originally served up by the pioneers of “Indie Swing”, Marina & The Kats, this tune is a compelling tribute to the Roaring 2020s. Straight from the heart of Vienna, they dish out a slice of their distinctive swing and jazz style. Known for his driving beats and mesmerizing swing sounds, Jamie Berry imparts his unmistakable style to make this remix a must-have for your playlist. Embark on this sonic voyage and experience the resurgence of the swing era like never before!
01. Marina & The Kats – Shim Sham (Jamie Berry Remix)
02. Marina & The Kats – Shim Sham (Jamie Berry Remix Instrumental)
Release Date: 2023-07-21
Label: Electro Swing Thing / EST210
Composer & Lyrics: Marina Zettl, Thomas Mauerhofer
Producer: Jamie Berry
© + ℗ 2023 Electro Swing Thing
▶ CREDITS – MUSICIANS:
Vocals, Snare Drum: Marina Zettl
Guitars, Backing Vocals: Thomas Mauerhofer
Bass, Bass Drum, Backing Vocals: Peter Schönbauer
Additional Drums: Jörg Haberl
Remixer & Arranger: Jamie Berry
Mastering Engineer: Tinush Salehi
Press Photos: Tim Cavadini
Biography – Marina & The Kats
What started as an idea sparked over Swing music in a classic Austrian pub in Graz, quickly turned into a unique musical sensation.
Since their move to Vienna, Marina & The Kats have been making waves on the international scene, introducing a distinct style they call “Indie Swing”. Like non other, they prove necessity is the mother of invention with what has now become their trademark: “Shared Drums”.
While their bass player is not only responsible for his E-bass but also the bass drum, Marina plays an additional two, and Hari takes care of cymbals and toms.
Their fulminant debut “Small” (2015) has found wide recognition, resulting in an ACA award (2016) as well as more than 90 live shows a year in countries like Israel, Hungary, Luxemburg, and the USA.
The band made the most of the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 by doing what they tend to refer to as “fundamental research”, developing their truest and most authentic sound so far. It’s the sound that Marina & The Kats have been aiming for since their initial founding and the sound they will grace international stages with in the near future.
Biography – Jamie Berry
Music Producer & DJ, originally from Lincolnshire UK, Jamie found a musical home for the past six years in Leeds; with his main focus on honing 20s and 30s swing influences into House and Breaks genres.
Jamie Berry is recognized for his musical couplet of shuffling modern beats and vintage swing sounds. His idiosyncratic sound piques your interest while his heavier wobble bass pushes things up a gear or two, continuously drawing people back to his music.
In only four short years, Jamie has made himself a popular name on this circuit, boasting home-grown tours in the UK – Beat-Herder Festival and Boom-Town Festival – and around the world, including regular dates in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, and Canada.