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The gorgeous title track from Eli & Fur’s acclaimed ‘Night Blooming Jasmine’ EP has received a stellar remix courtesy of the French DJ and producer Olivier Mateu, AKA Rodriguez Jr., released on Anjunadeep on 10 August 2018.
Renowned for his eclectic catalog and emotive dance production, Rodriguez Jr. accentuates the original track’s deep, hypnotic sound. Masterfully playing Eli & Fur’s spellbinding vocals against cascading 303 synth-lines and an all-enveloping low end, Rodriguez Jr. creates a rich soundscape equally suited to both the dance floor and the early-morning walk back home.
In the five years since they broke out with early single ‘You’re So High’, Eli & Fur have been championed by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Danny Howard. Their melodic tech-house sets, peppered with their own vocals, have seen them become regulars at the legendary ANTS parties in Ibiza whilst also appearing at huge festivals like Coachella, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Miami.
‘Night Blooming Jasmine’ EP sees the UK duo return to their songwriting roots – putting their voices front and center, whilst blending their trademark rolling grooves with a refined production style.
“Our journey as club DJs has inspired us in so many ways and we wanted to draw from those experiences, as well as our more song-based tracks earlier in our career and make something a little different that means a lot to us artistically. We feel this EP merges these two worlds together and we hope that what you hear in these songs, is our love of song-writing as well as the darker, more melodic side of electronic music that tells stories and creates emotions.”
The title track is a brooding homage to Los Angeles, built around an infectious vocal hook and crisp percussive groove. As they explain “we wrote most of the lyrics while in the city and recorded the vocals in the studio out there so listening to it really takes us back. The smell, the lights, the skies and not wanting to leave. As well as that sense of how Hollywood used to be. The decadence of it all and the cracks under the surface of the American dream.”
Feedback from the EP has been extremely positive, with support from a wide range of leading DJs and tastemakers including Roger Sanchez, Richy Ahmed, Nic Fanciulli, Gorgon City, Claptone, Just Her, Blond:ish, and Danny Tenaglia.
Full remix package will be out on September 14th, including remixes also by Dosem, Athea, and Nick Curly. Pre-order it here.
Release Date: August 8th, 2018