In The Studio: Grammy Nominated Producer Bill Hamel - Carmen Electra, A Flock of Seagulls, Andy Moor
PR Log - Jan 22, 2013 - ORLANDO, Fla. -- Bill’s latest release on Citrusonic Stereophonic with Carmen Electra - "I Like it Loud", has once again angled the spotlight on Bill’s deviceful artistic talent as a songwriter and producer. The single released on November 13, 2012, and since, has been nothing less than a media sensation, with Carmen at the helm.
This however, is just one of the many momentous projects Bill Hamel has been assiduously laboring in the studio. From Pussycats to Seagulls, collaborations with Andy Moor and Richard Vission, to a trip down south… foresee colossal club-anthems in 2013 for the Orlando based producer Bill Hamel, who slickly tows the line between crafting forward-looking dance music, remixing internationally acclaimed pop stars and cutting original musical productions, to include Konami’s mega-hit video game franchise Dance Dance Revolution, for which he has over 40 songs to his credit.
Considered “The Producer’s Producer,” this GRAMMY NOMINATED artist’s rhythmic melodies and driving beats have catapulted him to the top with an astounding EIGHTEEN #1 remixes on Billboards Dance Charts, making it easy to understand why his extraordinary talents and signature style have placed him in high-demand with some of music’s most iconic names that include Paul Oakenfold, Madonna, U2, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake; a true testament to his prolific talent as a producer, songwriter and master remixer.
Hamel’s assent through the music industry coincides with the electronic dance music phenomenon of the early/mid 90’s. Top UK progressive house DJ and former Mixmag Magazine editor Dave Seaman signed his first original production - Insight “Prophecy” to his own Stress Records. In 2001 Hamel was a featured artist in URB Magazine’s prestigious “Next 100” issue. Bill’s bootleg of Lamb’s trip-hop masterpiece “Gorecki” was submitted to Jive Records and scored him a deal to remix Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River”, which subsequently went to number one with a bullet on the Billboard dance charts in 2001. Bill’s work with BT on “Last Moment Of Clarity” along with retooling of artists’ works such as Gabriel & Dresden, Sander Kleinenberg and Jacques Lu Cont and a side project - Audio Magnetics with Barry Jamieson of Sasha fame, whose first song, “Ghetto Blasta Deluxe”, was Pete Tong's ESSENTIAL TUNE in February of 2005, and became one of the anthems of that year's Winter Music Conference all gained Bill Hamel a reputation in the industry as a gifted remixer/producer, leading him to achieve an astounding EIGHTEEN #1 remixes and another fifteen top 10 placements on the Billboard dance chart remixing topping acts such as U2, Madonna, New Order, Marilyn Manson, Gwen Stefani & Pharell, Brittany Spears, Paramore, Ne Yo, The Crystal Method, Taryn Manning, Enrique Iglesias and Rihanna. An producing original tracks “Mpire”, “I Like it Loud”, “Life is Good”, and the soon to be released, just in time for WMC 2013 – “Higher”. Though, without question, Hamel’s signature moment was his 2003 Grammy Nomination for a remix of Seal’s “Get it Together”.