Alt-pop musician Psyrena (Madeleine Wise) unveils a brooding, deeply textured remix of new track ‘Ring Ring Ring’, by Berlin based Norwegian producer Ylva Øyen, lifted from her forthcoming EP ‘Quarantella Rockefella’ due this summer.
Psyrena says: “I got to know Ylva through a friend. Her sound & production immediately impressed me, thinking wow, here’s a girl who really gets the mellower ambient soul of Psyrena. After so many house and garage mixes I just had to work with her, and girl, did she deliver!”
Ylva goes on to add: “I was excited to do the remix for Psyrena, since I thought it would be interesting to experiment with different elements of the song. They gave me green light to do whatever I wanted which resulted in a more atmospheric and textural version, mixing the existing vocals and instrumental with new elements to create a different sound.”
A deft animator and visual artist, Psyrena created and designed animated videos for singles ‘Jedi Master’ and ‘Rainbows and Unicorns’ released earlier this year. Drawing on a myriad of influences, she combines modern day synth-pop with soulful, emotive harmonies.
Psyrena’s recent single ‘Jedi Master’ reached the Top Ten in the CD Charts and gained support on Kiss, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital, Rinse FM, Ministry of Sound with DJs Blakk Habit and the almighty EZ. Recent press (Vice, Art Factory, iDJ etc.) has compared her eclectic music style of art-pop electronica and orchestral sounds to Robyn, Gorillaz, Massive Attack and James Bond Soundtracks. She has been recognised for her highly individual videos like ‘Rainbows and Unicorns’, in which she created her own animated world to escape the apathy of lockdown, going viral on YouTube and ‘Jedi Master’ featuring augmented reality masks in collaboration with the digital world’s finest AI creators.
Being a multi-instrumentalist herself, her writing and production work has already been featured on [adult swim] and Cartoon Network. Together with her creative partner Yak Bondy and Ivor Novello composer Hélène Muddiman she co-wrote and performed music for the Original Motion Picture ‘Bliss!’ (2016), conducted by Eimear Noone, the first ever female orchestra leader performing at the Oscars in 2020.