ANNOUNCE Requiem For the Faithful 2.0: The Remixes Album
Alt-jazz band ISQ will be sharing the shimmering video for Arthur Baker’s remix for their single ‘Ode To Myself’. The remix is taken from their upcoming album, Requiem For the Faithful 2.0: The Remixes, to be released on the 21st of May via CP Records, which is a complete compilation of remixed songs released on their original LP. Together, ISQ have gone on to release three widely celebrated albums since the start of the project, with this LP marking their 4th full-length album.
Arthur Baker is a celebrated producer with an illustrious career as an award-winning DJ, label head and music and film producer. Most recently, he has collaborated with Armand Van Helden and Chris Lake on the single ‘The Answer’ as well as The Awakening EP. However his list of collaborations is long – including Amine Edge, Mistajam and Al Green, assisting Bob Dylan as a mixer, producing and remixing New Order’s ‘Confusion’ as well as editing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Family Man’. He has also provided official remixes for the likes of Steppenwolf, Cyndi Lauper, The Pet Shop Boys and The Avalanches. Arthur Baker is currently living in Miami after enjoying the vibrant city of New York for several years. His own works have collected over 12 million views on Youtube. The producer has been featured by the likes of All Music, Music Radar, Mixmag, EDM.com, We Rave You, Dancing Astronaut, Magnetic Mag and Red Bull Music and has received airplay from both BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson and Nemone as well as BBC Radio 2’s Ana Matronic.
ISQ had their second album, Too selected as a Time Out London’s Critics Choice and they have performed at the London Jazz Festival (2015, 2016 and 2018) before they went on to host several other sold-out shows. Their track ‘L.A.S. (Urchin Remix)’ (also taken from the upcoming album) premiered via Magnetic Magazine. The quartet received further support from BBC Radio Devon’s David Fitzgerald, Jumoke Fashola’s Inspirit show, BBC London Live as well as Jazz FM and CLASH Magazine. The quartet feature Irene Serra (vocals), Richard Sadler (double bass), Naadia Sheriff (piano) and Chris Nickolls (drums). Irene Serra was born in Milan, grew up in Denmark before moving to London to study music. While normally known for their alt-jazz style, Arthur Baker takes their sound and flings it into modernity, with the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Miguel Migs, Crazy P and Armand Van Helden being called to mind.
Shot with a simple yet captivating style, the colourful video for ‘Ode To Myself (Arthur Baker remix)’ is the type of media you’d find projected onto a wall at a loft party or art gallery opening. Directed by Carolina Mazzolari, a London based visual artist hailing from Italy, the video features Irene Serra finding herself in the music, moving to its grooves as she is surrounded by light and projected images.
Artist Carolina Mazzolari tells about the concept behind the video: “I tried to create a visual portal that would connect Irene’s voice and Arthur’s beats into the image. Golden particles were microfilmed while blended with acid to achieve an all-round fluidity with the track and Irene’s movements.”
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