Levi’s song des­tined for gameshow

Bay News - - FRONT PAGE - By Re­becca Mauger

Levi Wil­liams is mak­ing his­tory with his first orig­i­nal sin­gle.

Mak­ing His­tory, the pro­posed name of his orig­i­nal track, will fea­ture in the up­com­ing se­ries two of Aus­tralia’s X Ven­ture Fam­ily Chal­lenge.

The Beth­le­hem singer and mu­sic pro­ducer en­tered the X Ven­ture com­pe­ti­tion which in­vited young mu­si­cians and pro­duc­ers to remix their gameshow’s theme song

Trea­sure by Syd­ney band Edens March to sub­mit for com­pe­ti­tion. High schools through­out New Zealand and Aus­tralia en­tered.

Levi, 17, com­pletely re­made the song into a dance/rave track.

“The orig­i­nal song was very con­tem­po­rary with stan­dard gui­tar, drums and syn­the­siser. I took the vo­cals and changed ev­ery­thing else. I did all the in­stru­ments my­self and turned it into amas­sive dance mu­sic rave.”

Levi won the com­pe­ti­tion — his remix was per­son­ally se­lected by X Ven­ture and Edens March.

The prize was the op­por­tu­nity to record an orig­i­nal track at pro­ducer and sound en­gi­neer Ben Malone’s stu­dio in Auck­land. The song is half­way com­pleted and Levi will be able to fin­ish it on his mix­ing equip­ment at home.

Levi’s win means his remix of Trea­sure will fea­ture on the fam­ily chal­lenge se­ries in 2019 and Mak­ing His­tory (name still to be de­cided) will fea­ture later in the se­ries.

“It’s such amile­stone for me,” he says. “I thought it­was a great op­por­tu­nity be­cause this is what Iwant to do, my ideal dream would be to get into the elec­tron­ic­mu­sic in­dus­try but to make mu­sic with up lift­ing mes­sages and lyrics.”

Levi would also love to be a DJ as well as mu­sic pro­ducer. He’s a light­ing tech­ni­cian as well. Levi has one more year to go at Otu­moetai Col­lege be­fore he plans to study mu­sic at Win­tec in Hamil­ton. He is des­tined to play DJ Jack Scott at the school’s pro­duc­tion of High School Mu­si­cal next year.

Levi Wil­liams’ song is due to fea­ture on an Aus­tralian game show.

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