About the Release

Music to make people dance with big smiles on their faces. With a penchant for a strong groovy base and melodies with “a nice bit of tension”, Demayä and ARKADYAN set about work on their collaborative single Esperanza: “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 release. 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.