320 kbps, LAME-encoded
Since 2002, Henrik Schwarz’s music has successfully striked a balance between electronic, classical and jazz. He has applied his unique style to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Claptone, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and London Grammar, and garnered support from the likes of Pete Tong, RUFUS DU SOL, Dixon, ÂME, Diplo, Bonobo, and Anja Schneider. Now Schwarz makes his Anjunadeep debut with his remix of Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray’s ‘Lamizè Pa Dous’, taken from their upcoming album ‘Leave the Bones’.
Melancholic and evocative, ‘Lamizè Pa Dous’ focuses on one woman’s search for support and meaning. Singing the words “misery is not sweet”, she is pleading with her friends, her community, and the angels to help her get to a better place. Beautiful yet brutally sad, the eventual lyrics “Bondyè rele’m m prale” signal that it is too much and she has given up - “God is calling me and I’m going to go.”
Schwarz exacerbates the original melancholic tones via a jazzy chord progression and a dissonant hard-hitting hook. The remix is the second of the Leave the Bones album campaign (out August 6th). Announced via NPR World Cafe with first single ‘Ogou (Pran Ka Mwen), the album has already garnered support from BBC Radio 1, Radio 3, and Radio 6, NPR, KCRW, KEXP, CRACK, and Songlines.