Hana (Ayumi Hamasaki) remix 17th Jun 2013
Hana (Ayumi Hamasaki) remix

Here is the second remix I entered into this year's Ayumi Hamasaki remix contest. It's an indie rock version of 'Hana', which I did mostly as an afterthought, figuring that my somewhat more glossy and twee remix of 'Seasons' would be the popular one, and that Ayumi fans would wince at Hana's wall of fuzzy guitar noise. But it seems that Ayumi fans have more diverse tastes than I credited them with, since in fact this one turned out to be the more popular of the two.

The original version is a kind of high-energy synth pop effort which, to be fair, is perhaps showing its age a little, since it's from Ayumi's debut album from 1999, A Song for XX. I guess with all the synths exchanged for guitars, my remix sounds a bit more like a Puffy Amiyumi track, perhaps. Check it out below - thanks for listening!

Ayumi Hamasaki - Hana (James Merrifield remix)
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