“HTBH is a very special project to me and I wanted to see other artists put their style and influences together to reinvent the songs. All of the artists did a fantastic job with their own unique taste, and I really enjoy (since I have so many influences) how diverse they are.”
MÒZÂMBÎQÚE – How to Be Human EP (Deluxe)
MÒZÂMBÎQÚE’s How to Be Human EP reminded us about the significance of deep human connection and compassion through serene, nature-inspired soundscapes. And now, Stereofox Records presents the Deluxe version, with remixes that resemble the ethereality of the original, while simultaneously acquainting us to diverse styles.
Features from prominent Spotify playlists such as ‘Chill Tracks’ and ‘Coffee Club’ are shining examples of MÒZÂMBÎQÚE’s knack for inducing a sense of calm with his distinct sound. The various artists who have tastefully interpolated this sound include Kisnou, Verdance, Boyan, Diaven, and the new Future Archive Recordings signees PALLADIAN. Even though the Deluxe rendition of How to Be Human oscillates between soothing chillhop and multi-coloured electronica, the project is cohesively tethered together as each remix thematically expands on the notion of what it means to be human, with the inclusion of a nature-inspired aesthetic.
PALLADIAN reimagine the track “Headspace” by crafting an absolute vibe which marginally teeters between calming and dance-friendly. Verdance traverses a similar direction with “Handshakes & High 5s”, however, his distinctive sound is visible to the ear considering the atypical rhythms and the lavish percussive layers. The electronica duo Glisz take the listeners on a musically savvy trip thanks to the chic saxophone, followed by glittery keys that surprisingly arrive halfway in. While Glisz present superb musicianship, Kisnou’s enormous climax offers feelings of great depth and serenity much like what we experience in the original version of “Hugs”.
The soothing ether of Tycho is one of the many inspirations that influenced MÒZÂMBÎQÚE regarding the EP’s sonic direction. HAELIUM continues this trail on “Healing Touch” to the point where we encounter the influence of Tycho totally drenched in future garage vibes. Towards the closing moments, the pace eases as we embark on a soulful journey with Boyan’s chillhop interpretation of “Healing Touch”. And as for Diaven’s closing track “Honesty”, the tempo picks up, the drums intensify, and razor-sharp arpeggiators pierce through the mix, ultimately providing a beautifully polarizing listening experience to end How to Be Human (Deluxe).
– 18 Feb – “Headspace” (PALLADIAN Remix)
– 4 Mar – “Handshakes & High 5s” (Verdance Remix)
– 18 Mar – How to Be Human (Deluxe)