With a penchant for strong groovy base and melodies with “a nice bit of tension”, Arkadyan and Demayä set about work on their collaborative EP Esperanza featuring Yana Mann: “In an early mix of the title track, we used a sample of Manu Chao’s voice, saying ‘esperanza, esperanza’, but a chance encounter in Dubai with mezzo soprano vocalist Yana Mann changed the course of the E.P. Inspired by the trumpet melody and the beat, Yana Mann came up with a vocal line and the result was a one-shot success. One enlightening taxi ride with Jean Claude Ades later and things started falling into place. The result is a miniature collection of “octopus rhythms”, with organic percussion and electronic beats jostling for attention with a plethora of live instruments and on-the-road pocket-mic field recordings.
Music to make people dance with big smiles on their faces. You can now listen to the full premiere of Jean-Claude Ades’ remix exclusively on When We Dip. Enjoy!
Release Date: September 23rd, 2022. Buy Here