Sol Invicto Remix Deftones Songs for Chi Cheng
Deftones‘ guitarist/songwriter Stephen Carpenter also dabbles in a side project called Sol Invicto, who are offering up their official remix of Deftones’ ‘Diamond Eyes’ exclusively for One Love for Chi, which will aid in raising funds to help send injured bassist Chi Cheng to a brain injury rehab facility on the East Coast. The remix of the title track of the ‘Tones latest album is available for a $0.99 donation; 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit efforts for Cheng. Sol Invicto are also remixing ‘You’ve Seen the Butcher.’
“With this Diamond Eyes remix, we wanted to do something different but retain the feel of the song, so we ended up only using Chino’s vocals for that one and created a ‘Chino choir’ from segments of his voice to layer up the backing in different tunings,” Sol Invicto’s Richie Londres told Noisecreep. “We turned the track around in a week and then got the call to remix ‘Butcher,’ which has ended up going a bit ‘Miami Vice,’ but it works nicely.”
He continued, “When the opportunity came up for me and [A.J. Cookson] to remix ‘Diamond Eyes’ and ‘You’ve Seen the Butcher,’ it was a huge honor. So I thought a nice way to repay this would be to bring some attention to Chi Cheng. It’s been a while since the accident and he really has been making great progress. He is no longer in a coma and they are pretty confident that this specialist treatment on the East Coast can effectually wake him up!”
Londres also updated Noisecreep on Sol Invicto’s status, saying, “We are planning to put out a special four-track Sol Invicto EP after Christmas, exclusively on oneloveforchi.com, too, which features Zach Hill on the drums. [We're] just doing anything we can do to highlight this website. I’m grateful to be working with people like Stephen and Deftones. It’s nice to be able to give something back to keep everything in balance.”
Check out the remix and donate today. Chi is thisclose to increased progress and every cent counts.
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