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WTF? Carly Rae Jepson’s Relationship to Skinny Puppy

I can’t believe I hadn’t heard this before.

Look at the credits to “Call Me Maybe.”  It was mixed by Dave “Rave” Olgilvie, a one-time associate of Skinny Puppy (their “fourth member” until 1995) and a guy who has worked with Nine Inch Nails and Einstürzende Neubauten.

The story from Sound on Sound:

Producer Josh Ramsay called mixer David ‘Rave’ Ogilvie in March 2011, excited about a new song he’d written and recorded with the relatively unknown Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen.

Ogilvie recalls, “I enjoy everything Josh works on and like mixing his stuff, so I was eager to hear what he’d done. I went over to his studio, The Umbrella Factory, and when he played me the song I thought it had one of the biggest hooks I’d heard in years. I couldn’t wait to mix it, and did so a couple of months later. I knew that the Canadian radio would love the song, and when it took off in Canada I felt vindicated in my initial opinion. But I had no inkling at all of its worldwide potential.”

Read the rest here.

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