Yelfris Valdes - For The Ones Remixed
Cat. no: MMACONDO002
Release Date: 9th July 2021
“This album is absolutely brilliant...a very important new generation Cuban Artist” - Gilles Peterson
Cuban artist, composer and trumpet player Yelfris Vald s once again joins forces with Jazz FM Resident Tim Garcia’s label M sica Macondo, inviting an impressive roster of producers to remix and reinterpret a selection of standout tracks from his 2019 debut LP ‘For The Ones.
Kicking off the record, Yoruba Records head honcho Osunlade is first to step up to the plate, delivering a deep and percussive take of ‘After Sly’. Next up, Quantic takes the recent single ‘Aceleyo A a’ into new and unexplored territories, utilising space bending arpeggios and astral synths alongside a heavily swung rhythm section to incredible effect. Manchester based Contours transforms Gnawa influenced ‘Maktub’ into a moment of peak time introspection with an icy, early Chicago house edge.
On the flip, Garcia opted for remixers who “capture that Broken/Bruk London feel”. Starting in fine form, K15 blends shimmering keys and a shuffling beat with the euphoric vocals and trumpet melodies of his bruk-infused take on just released second single ‘Ancestry’. Joining the proceedings, South London’s Maxwell Owin sharpens his amen chops on a twisting, abstract jungle soundscape version of ‘Worlds’ before IG Culture’s LCSM bring their unmistakable, brass-led syncopated stylings to the closing track ‘Full Moon’.
This vinyl only release is pressed in the greenest and most eco friendly way possible, while 20% of its profits is going to the supply of instruments to music schools in Cuba.
“A very important new generation Cuban Artist” (Gilles Peterson) gets a set of brilliant new remixes from Quantic, K15, LCSM, Osunlade, Maxwell Owin, Contours. Features and Airplay on BBC (Tom Ravenscroft, Gilles Peterson), Jazz FM (The Blueprint, Musica Macondo, Tony Minvielle and many more), Worldwide FM Reviews in The Wire, DJ Mag, Mix Mag, Stamp The Wax, Clash
Tracks: After Sly (Osunlade/Yoruba Soul MIx) / Aceleyo A a (Quantic Remix) / Maktub (Contours Remix) / Ancestry (K15 Remix) / Worlds (Maxwell Owin Trying Times Mix) / Full Moon (Likwid Continual Space Motion Remix)