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IDE003 – Ydhessa

March 3, 2021

[Aimée Portioli and Enrica Falqui]


IDE003 contains 4 remixes from the release IDE002 (Jiska Huizing & Rudi Valdersnes, 2019, Ideophone Records) by well known artists rRoxymore, Yhdessa, Nkisi and newcomer JIJU.

“Each artist has really managed to make the original tracks their own and their unique sounds and styles really shine in this very diverse collection of remixes, from experimental dancefloor tracks to ambient.”

rRoxymore’s remix of Ballad is a playful dancefloor track with a lot of bounce, intriguing details and unexpected turns. Halfway in we are surprised with a twist, as the light rhythms of the first part of the track turn around a different corner. The haunting, dubby atmosphere of the original track is explored and stretched in rRoxymore’s version, and turned into a remix that keeps the listener (dancing) on their toes.

Yhdessa (Aimée Portioli and Enrica Falqui) brings out the warm side of Dunes in their remix. A simplicity in the amount of elements in this remix is the basis on which Yhdessa builds a beautiful track with modulating melodies and a constant drive forward. The delicacy of the sounds, its variations and the track’s immersive build up in combination with its rather sudden end, leaves us wanting for more and press repeat, repeat, repeat.

Nkisi’s remix of Sailor Song conjures up a group of sirens that grabs you by the throat right from the start and doesn’t let you go until you have danced your shoes to pieces. The hypnotic and haunting seductive powers of the sirens are supported by Nkisi’s evolving drum patterns and the strong kick catalyzes energy and warmth that runs throughout the whole track. This is a track to be played with your volume on full and enough place to be able to dance it out.

JIJU (Jiska Huizing and Julie Silset) is the newcomer on IDE003, releasing their first remix together. Known as a DJ-duo, they have made an ambient remix of ‘Cave’ which rounds off the release. Using the track’s field recordings and manipulating the small sounds of the water droplets in this cave into percussive and melodic elements, they have created a meditative reflection through a soundscape that seems to be constantly changing. This is just the start of JIJU!