Azymuth - Ashley Beedle & Opolopo Remixes
1. E Mulher (Ashley Beedle 'Afrikanz On Marz' Remix
2. E Mulher (Ashley Beedle 'Afrikanz On Marz' Dub)
3. Carnaval Legrand (Opolopo Remix)
4. Carnaval Legrand (Opolopo Dub)
On the A-side of this 12", Far Out family friend and producer extraordinaire Ashley Beedle, slows down the tempo of 'É Mulher', grabs elements of Bertrami's original melody and shapes them around a seriously funky bassline to deliver a spaced out groover of epic proportions. The remix is accompanied by a slick dub version with darker connotations, deep spacey synths and a deliciously liquid low-end. Dub version exclusive to the vinyl release.
On the B-Side, Far Out meets for the first time with Swedish producer Opolopo. After being hugely impressed by 'Mutants', a collection of his remixes for Tokyo Dawn Records, (including the massively popular rework of Gregory Porter's '1960 What?') the label approached the talented producer for a remake of 'Carnaval Legrand', a classic Azymuth tune that Bertrami dedicated to the great Franco-Armenian arranger and composer Francisco Legrand. While maintaining the original samba doido (crazy samba) spirit and melody, Opolopo counterpoints infectiously funky keys with rolling filtered percussion and sub-end drops to create a tougher remix, ready for the 2013 dancefloor. The dub cut does away with the main melody for a more stripped down version that brings deep stabs and choice elements of the funky keys to the fore whilst maintaining a deep and driving groove.