Global mixed-genre collective Warriors of the Dystotheque team up with renowned Scottish musician/producer HOWIE B (Bjork, Massive Attack, Tricky, U2) on the refreshingly understated, soul-infused track ‘Lost In Your Silence’ featuring British singer-songwriter Lydia Kaye through their own label Fly Beat Music.
Produced on a remote island off the coast of France LOST IN YOUR SILENCE see’s WotD return to their jazz-influenced broken beat sound and immersive vocals with Lydia Kaye.
Lydia explains: “I was thrilled to team up the Warriors for their new release and had an instant affinity with this track, I was inspired by the jazz tipped style, reminiscent of the music I grew up with, it’s the kind of music I always wanted to make. I felt a real sense of freedom working on this song. It was really fresh and exciting to work with a new palette of sounds alongside an awesome collective of musicians that let me do my thing.”
She goes on to add: “The melody came instinctively and led me into this unresolved feeling of unrequited love, We’ve all been there – when the pain of waiting to hear from someone, leaves you in limbo and can have a maddening and numbing effect on your mind. Now having worked on this track with the Warriors we’re gonna do a few more for the forthcoming album, which I’m super excited about.”
In addition to the title track is An Island Affair Ft Abby Oliveira, Abby delivers spoken word over a lush string laden down-tempo groove where she reminisces of all the years gone by visiting the White Isle and how we would swap our current lives in lockdown for another trip to the island of Ibiza.
Abby details the track: “The music for this track transported me to another place and time, in that mysterious way that good music does – to an island paradise, sunshine, heat, beats resonating under bare feet, friends laughing, burnt scarlet and dancing on the beach. The kind of days we live for. The music for this track needed lyrics of celebration and indulgence of such memories – that’s what I set out to do when writing them. This track is an invitation to every listener to kick back, close your eyes, indulge those sweet memories, and remember that you WILL dance on the island again.”
Lost in Your Silence and An Island Affair comes with remixes from Cartin and Ken Fan. Cartin is a 23-year-old producer from Derry who has come to the attention of Jonny from WotD due to his successful Acid Flex nights in Derry & Belfast as well as releases on established Belfast label Extended Play, also emerging as 2020’s AVA festival producer & just this month AVA festival have announced the 2021 line up with a live show from Cartin for their live Boiler room.
Ken Fan is no stranger to the Balearic world with his residency at the world-famous Cafe del Mar – Ibiza for the past 7 years and he has recently taken the sounds of the Island to Radio 1 with the Wind Down show on Saturday mornings. Catch him daily at Cafe del Mar playing his extra-long Sunset sessions.
This release is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s SIAP fund and the University of Atypical.