"Producer and percussionist Shreem aka Jay Andrews has just released an impressive album named Celtic Remixing. The Shreem shine is a sonic tour de force, incorporating looping, vocal sampling, electronic percussion, beat boxing and live musicianship. He is a supergroup of his own! Get into the experience!"
—Give it a Spin
"What’s clear from the outset is that, as well as being grounded in traditional Celtic music, Andrews is also an adept producer, with a feel for what makes good dance music tick, electronic or otherwise. In Celtic Remixing Shreem has crafted a well-produced album of up to date sounding dance and electronica with a strong Celtic identity running through it. And hopefully one that will turn more producers and listeners on to the traditional material that inspired it."
—Nick Hart, Bright Young Folk
Producer and percussionist Jay Andrews has taken his next project - Shreem - Celtic Remixing, full circle and back to his traditional East Coast roots. Shreem produces a new sound that blends Celtic, electronic, and hip-hop music with hard-hitting drums and powerful, warm melodies.
For over twenty years, Andrews has been playing, performing and exploring different styles of music - one sweaty performance at a time. Establishing himself as both a technical player and versatile entertainer, he began his career as a pipe band drummer. Competing at the highest level, he participated in 3 World Pipe Band Championships and won the North American and Canadian Pipe Band Championships (best drum corps) in 2004. Having worked with artists such as Classified, Kayo, Ria Mae, and Symphony Nova Scotia, Andrews has built his reputation as not only a powerhouse percussionist, but also a budding producer.
Familiar with loop and sample-based music from past projects, Andrews wanted to explore unchartered territory and add a new modern twist to the otherwise traditional genre of Celtic music. Initially remixing and progressing to co-producing Fiddle legend, Ashley Maclsaac's latest release 'FDLER', Andrews was ready to tackle his own full-length project. The blueprint of his debut album, Shreem - Celtic Remixing, draws influence from Celtic artists such as Slainte Mhath and Flook, as well as Electronic and Hip-Hop artists like Diplo, Grandtheft, A Tribe Called Red, J Dilla and Keys N Krates. "It has always been a goal of mine to blend Electronic and Hip-Hop music with live instrumentation to create a type of contemporary music," says Andrews. Incorporating elements such as live effects, looping, vocal sampling, electronic percussion, beat boxing and live musicians, Shreem is a brand new sound ripe to add a new wave and preserve the traditional Celtic genre.