TECHROW & Jonathan Hay - Come As You Are: Nirvana Reimagined as House & Techno (Digital)
Jonathan Hay is a Brooklyn-based award-winning record producer who is active in the house, techno, and jazz genres. Hay founded R.U.S.H Music and TECHROW Records and started reimagining popular musical catalogs, while genre-bending the all-time greats including Eric B. & Rakim, The Notorious B.I.G., Nirvana, and Tupac Shakur. Their first release Follow the Leader (Reimagined as Jazz) spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Charts.
"Something in the Way (House Mix)" was the first track heard from Nirvana Reimagined As House And Techno [Deluxe] that premiered on The Advocate, the historical LGBT publication that Kurt Cobain supported when he was alive. The song was just featured in a "BBC Radio Nirvana Documentary" that was heard by millions. Hay produced the song with transgender activist Daniella Carter (Ted Talks) in both Venice Beach and Brooklyn. The Advocate recognized their underlying musical message for conservative lawmakers who are seeking to attack transgender people through state legislatures. "Come As You Are (Techno Mix)" was recorded with house music pioneer Chip E who discovered Frankie Knuckles which solidifies the authenticity of Hay's house and techno pilgrimage.
Nirvana Reimagined As House And Techno received advance acclaim from The GRAMMY's that stated, "And while a fair amount of tomb-raiding has occurred on Cobain's behalf—Nirvana Reimagined is one of a few tributes that align with his principles. Back in 2014, the surviving members of the band played at St. Vitus in Brooklyn with a succession of female lead singers, from Joan Jett to St. Vincent—which Cobain, an ardent feminist, arguably would have loved. Now, we have this unconventional, electronic tribute, presenting Cobain in a context that few would think of, but which makes perfect sense in retrospect." - Morgan Enos, writer for GRAMMY.com