Yazz Ahmed announces a new remix album “Polyhymnia Remixed” with a new version of “Ruby Bridges”. The album features 4 tracks, taken from her previous album “Polyhymnia” based on the evocative concept of female empowerment and representation. DJ Plead, an acclaimed dance producer who was chosen for the first single, mixed Yazz’s psychedelic, Arabic Jazz with his own Middle-Eastern influences, compelling drum patterns, heady brass tones and groove-laden basslines.
"Remixing this tune was like solving a puzzle. I tried my best to make the remix match the live and organic feel of Yazz's music, which I am envious of. Once I had the new groove in place, the rest of the remix solved itself naturally. I'm proud of this one!", DJ Plead says.
Listen below to DJ Plead remix of Yazz Ahmed song “Ruby Bridges”, the first single from her forthcoming remix album “Polyhymnia Remixed”:
Each track from “Polyhymnia” includes powerful tributes to noted women in history - Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, Ruby Bridges, Haifaa Al-Mansour, and Barbara Thompson. The first single, "Ruby Bridges" is a track named after and dedicated to the American civil rights activist. Ruby Bridges was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on 14 November 1960.
“The imagination and creativity that went into making this track absolutely blew me away. I love the multiple layers of detail, and the great care he has taken to skilfully craft such stunning music. This remix will reward many listens – there’s always something new to discover with each play. It takes you on a journey that you want to experience again and again”, Yazz Ahmed said about the track.
Watch below a video to Yazz Ahmed original song “Ruby Bridges”, from her last album “Polyhymnia”:
Yazz Ahmed's new album “Polyhymnia Remixed” will come out on 6th November 2020, via her Bandcamp page. She will also pledge the vinyl campaign on 30th October.
Yazz Ahmed - Trumpet & Flugelhorn (1, 3 & 4)
Alcyona Mick - Piano & Fender Rhodes (1, 2, 3 & 4)
Charlie Pyne - Bass (1, 2, 3 & 4)
Sophie Alloway - Drums (1, 3 & 4)
Samuel Hällkvist - Electric Guitars (2, 3 & 4)
Helena Kay - Alto Saxophone (1, 3 & 4)
Carol Jarvis - Trombone (1, 3 & 4)
Tori Freestone - Tenor Saxophone (3 & 4)
Josie Simmons - Baritone Saxophone (3 & 4)
Noel Langley - Trumpet (3 & 4)
Alex Ridout - Trumpet (3 & 4)
Ralph Wyld - Vibraphone & Glockenspiel (3 & 4)
Corrina Silvester - Percussion (3 & 4)
Gemma Moore - Baritone Saxophone (3)
Johanna Burnheart - Electric Violin (4)
George Crowley - Bass Clarinet (4)
An original album “Polyhymnia” features also Camilla George (alto sax & voice), Nubya Garcia ( tenor sax & voice), Rosie Turton (trombone & voice), Sarah Tandy (piano, Fender Rhodes & voice), Sheila Maurice-Grey (voice) and Shirley Tetteh (guitar & voice).
- Yazz Ahmed - Ruby Bridges (DJ Plead Remix)
- Yazz Ahmed - One Girl Among Many (Asmara Remix)
- Yazz Ahmed - Deeds Not Words (Surly Remix)
- Yazz Ahmed - Barbara (Ahmed/Langley Remix)
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Joel Remmel Trio, Jukka Eskola - Õunamahlategu
Horace Tapscott, Michael Session - Lately's Solo
Neil Swainson Quintet, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw - Labyrinth
SAULT - Free
Greg Spero, Transviolet - Undo (Tiny Room Sessions)
Mike Casey - Best Part - Take 3
corto.alto, Soweto Kinch - Is That It?
JABBERLOOP - OF LOVE
Huw Marc Bennett - Llew the Lion
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Libration
Javier Santiago, Braxton Cook, Gavin Grant - Phoenix - ReBirth
H ZETTRIO -策略
Nation Beat - Forró De Dois Amigos
Het Bewind - Staatsgreep
Afrolicious - Giant
Death by Dub - Simulation
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - SOUL ON ICE
The Heliocentrics - Devastation
Sarathy Korwar, Kushal Gaya - Juggernaut
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