Artist: Darem Aissa
Title: Ylang Ylang
Release Date: Friday 8 April 2019
01. Ylang Ylang
02. Ylang Ylang (Dave Aju Remix)
03. Ylang Ylang (Jay Tripwire Remix)
Canadian label Suleiman Records has a back catalogue featuring tracks and remixes from Kris Wadsworth, Butane, Pheek, Andrew McDonnell and Alland Byallo. Suleiman is owned by Darem Aissa and he has also been a regular feature on the label, using it as a main output for his tracks. Darem Aissa provides the original track on this release, which is accompanied by solo remixes from highly acclaimed artists Dave Aju and Jay Tripwire. Dave Aju’s jazzy style that often features his own delightful vocals, has been a feature of many notable labels such as Circus Company, Ostgut Ton, Rebirth and Hypercolour. Jay Tripwire is prolific artist with a regular output which has seen him contribute to many great labels including Akbal Music, Poker Flat, Bass Culture Records and 1trax. The original track on the EP titled “Ylang Ylang” has a deep and sensual sound with the eloquent tinkle of steel drums layered with a powerful vocal talking of equality and how love brings people together. First of the remix versions is from Dave Aju who thickens the bassline and makes a prominent feature of the original’s tribal percussion. He also pitches down the vocal and adds his own deep atmospherics to his raw and jacking rework. Finishing things off, Jay Tripwire opts for a stripped back version with a shadowy atmosphere created by the dark synth pads he works into the track. Swelling with tension this distinctly techy version uses vocals as more of a texture, also adding some well-executed contrast to the EP by being distinctly different from the original.