Bahrani-British experimental jazz artist Yazz Ahmed left us stunned last year with her stunning LP on Naim Records. In ‘La Saboteuse’ the composer, trumpeter and flugelhorn player – who has previously worked with Radiohead and These New Puritans – pushed traditional jazz tropes to the edge, crafting a sprawling, ambitious album that was at once challenging and thrilling.
Now, Ahmed has enlisted some top notch producers to reimagine some of the LP’s highlights for 'La Saboteuse Remixed', a new EP that will drop on 17th August.
Joining Hector Plimmer and Blacksea Não Maya is Italian ‘Afro-Futurist Beatmaker’ DJ Khalab whose penchant for frenzied electronic manipulations of organic sound is put to tremendous use in his remix of ‘Jamil Jamal’. In it, the producer brings a frenetic, blistering energy to the original cut's swerving, expansive jazz.
Listen to Khalab’s remix below and pre-order 'La Saboteuse Remixed' here.
Photo credit: Jamie Cameron