The undisputed first lady of Balearica made her long overdue recording debut on Leeds based Beyond Paradise label earlier this year with the stunningly chilled ‘Kaia’ and dance-floor focused ‘Azziz’s Dance’. For this remix package the Guvnor turns in two mixes of the latter, taking a more cold and clinical approach to the original.
Crisp 808 drums sit on the largely untouched funk induced bass-line, dub FX touches litter the sparse production and a recurring male chant and speech add atmosphere under a thin arpeggiated synth line.
It’s a shame the great piano hook from the original isn’t used, but this release also includes the mysterious ‘Broken Trumpet’ remix that does; along with shuffling beach-side drums and lazy trumpet sequence. Bust out the Hierbas and don the Espadrilles. Summers a comin’.