Remembering Lee Scratch Perry in unexpected Dot Allison remix

Remembering Lee Scratch Perry in unexpected Dot Allison remix

Dot Allison, Scottish singer-songwriter and former member of 90s electronic greats, One Dove, has announced the follow-up EP to her latest masterpiece, Heart-Shaped Scars. The record is aptly titled Entangled Remix EP. Dot says, “[It’s] to tie with Heart-Shaped Scars, but also, in a way, the slightly disparate influences on the EP, spanning decades from when I was first influenced by dub music and did a remix for St. Etienne to Anton (in Berlin & the Anchoress now).” To kick things off, the first single from the album just so happens to be the last living work of the great Lee Scratch Perry. Prior to his death, the legendary producer chose the song ‘Love Died In Our Arms’ to add his interpretation, along with his signature dub beats, to make this a truly dynamic mix. When asked about the project, Dot stated that she had reached out to Perry about the remix and production work on her new music. 

“I contacted Lee to ask if he’d consider doing a mix of ‘Love Died In Our Arms’ and got a lovely reply.”

Dot continues, “Perry later confirmed the parts had arrived and the mix was going well. So, I was deeply saddened to hear he’d passed soon after and so soon after we’d been in touch. Naturally, I assumed the mix had not been completed and left it at that. So, I was stunned two days later to hear, from Lee’s wife, that my song had been ‘the last thing in his life that Lee worked on.’ As if that wasn’t enough, she responded to my email a day or so later expressing my gratitude and deepest sympathies by sending the finished mix. I genuinely cannot put into words what a profound moment and an honor and gift it felt under the circumstances — I was completely blown away. [So much so that] it turned this into a really magical moment. I feel a duty to Lee’s own artistry and his fans to release his last remix and I do so with a deep gratitude to Lee, his wife and family for still forwarding me this mix under such sad circumstances, I remain deeply moved and grateful for my music to have been touched by Lee’s musical genius and spirit.”

Purchase or stream “Love Died in Our Arms — Lee Scratch Perry Remix” single:

Dot Allison – “Love Died in Our Arms (Lee Scratch Perry Remix)”

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