The New York Remix Project didn't begin in New York or London or even Bombay. It actually began in Kingston, Jamaica, where Garry & Andrew met New York based musician, artist and producer Tony Grund during a BMI event. Tony suggested a remix project solely by New York producers taking tracks from the first two Bombay Dub Orchestra albums to give them a 'New York State of Mind'. Tony has overseen the project as well as contributed on several remixes.
Andrew T. Mackay states, New York is close to our hearts. Garry has worked in most of the great studios there over the years and we have both stayed, worked and performed in the vibrant city on many occasions. The great thing about remix projects is that our music is taken to a different place - one where we would never ordinarily go on our albums. It's always exciting to see the diversity that the remixes bring. The New York Remixes album shows some of that diversity, and the rich culture that the city has to share."