Stello Doussis - Beroot Olejuuri (Your still my number one)

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Beroot Olejuuri (Your still my number one)
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This catchy, short tune is a tough one to remix with a lot of rhythmic details in the background. The original melody had to stay as a SID voice, simply because I can't re-imagine it being any other instrument without losing its charm (I might do more of that in future?). There is something inspirational in this SID where no melody is present and the groovy background playing by itself. It sparks my imagination of filling that blank space, so I read up on the tune's history to find out more. The SID scored #7 at the Forever III music competition in 2002. Well, clearly, Beroot Olejuuri should have won - placing NUMBER ONE 😊 Aaaaannndd - we have a theme.

I contacted Marcus Lagré (Makke) in February 2022 with a first draft, including lyrics and a vocal guide. Lucky for me, he was interested in collaborating and laying down his vocals for this project, yay! Using vocals would take the song to another direction, but also saw it as a challenge to make it work. There was no rush or deadlines (shudder) for deliveries; fun projects should have their own time since life is busy enough.
Time passed, and life-changing events happened in my life shortly after, including losing a parent. Dealing with many things at once and spending time on music did feel like a luxury. Eventually, you pick yourself up and get going. The timing was right, and Marcus sent through his vocals and harmonies. Nearly eight months later, we're done.

Big thanks again to Marcus also for your vocals!


From Ari about the title:

The Beroot Olejuuri comes from when I accidentally mistyped reboot repeatedly on early linux machine, several times. Olejuuri is the finnish translation of it (be a root) - somehow i just love words which doesnt make sense at first sight and i kept it cos it was quite funny one and so fits into the tune 😃 Later on i tried out to repeate the keystrokes on my own PC and the keystrokes tone made a part of the percussion and added some funkey melody around it which i had in mind already, then expanded more stuff around that… So it was an accident.


I remember a long time ago,
though my memories are fading,
when I hear your voice,
I'm travelling through time,
right back to where we started

Your still my number one

Gear used


Studio One v5

Total bounced audio tracks: 56


VSTi + VST plugins (and why i'm always broke!)

Alex Antonov ST Guitar
Arturia Mini V
Audified MixChecker Pro
Chris Hein Guitars
DS Thorn
Eastwest Play (Libraries: EW Goliath, EW Hollywood Strings Diamond)
Fabfilter Pro-Q3
Kirchhoff EQ
Linda Audio Ironverb
Melda Production MStereoSpread, MLimiterMB
Native Instrument Kontakt
Plugin Alliance Maag EQ4
PSP FETPressor, Saturator
Reveal Sound Spire
Softube Tube-Tech PE 1C
Soundtoys Decapitator, Echoboy
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 1
Synapse Audio Software DUNE 3
Vengeance-Sound Nu Disco Vol 1, Essential Cubsounds vol5
XFER Audio Serum (of course), OTT
XLN Audio Addictive Keys
Zynaptiq Adaptiverb, Unfilter, Unveil



DMG Audio Limitless

Ozone 9

Gullfoss Master

Newfangled Audio Elevate


Enjoy 😊

Love it!
Love the middle part!!
Love both - the intention and the eemix
Amazingly great!!
Nicely done, great vocals, arrangement and production
Oh yeah! This is freshhhhhhhhh!
This track is densely awesome! Excellent mix.
Amazing Sound!
I'm gonna be a bummer here and only vote an orange smiley. LOVE the funky stuff, mastering is excellent and sound impression superb! But the vocals and melody is not really going anywhere. It's like some excellent parts just have been puzzled together.
Yeay, that is great.
I'll be honest, I wasn't that enthusiastic about this song when I first heard it, but it definitely grows on me with every listen. And its production value is top-notch.
Better than original... Lots of hooks there... Aaand that festival/party atmosphere! D*mn cool!
Aside from the singing - very good!
Review by D400


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What a beautiful idea - Absolutly love the instruments and the solid and nice composition and vocals !! Really great musical piece of art!!
Review by marzl


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Such a beautyful and professional setup. I love it right from the start to the end.