Electronic Artists MÒZÂMBÎQÚE x il:lo Share “Inner Voice (Remix)”
May 6, 2022 BY Penny Palmer
Today, Electronic artist and beatmaker MÒZÂMBÎQÚE joins forces with French deep house duo il:lo for a reimagined version of “Inner Voice.” The Nettwerk labelmates work together to put a trance-inducing danceable spin on the atmospheric ambient cut. The song is seemingly transformed by punchy drums, lush synths, and groovy bass but listen closely, and you’ll recognize the falling piano line and a vocal sample from the original. “Inner Voice (Remix)” is available on all digital retailers (here).
“This collaboration is a dream come true,” reflects MÒZÂMBÎQÚE. “My early start as a solo producer was heavily influenced by dreamy, mellow house / electronic music like Bonobo, Tycho, and il:lo. No exaggeration, I found an email I sent to them in 2015 asking to remix or collaborate – and now here we are! It’s easy to get caught up in always wanting more, to be bigger, more successful, etc…, but it’s also important to acknowledge gratitude for your current achievements. So, I’m extremely excited, honored, and grateful to present this remix of “Inner Voice.”
Dejan Dejado and Andreas Schütz of il:lo reflected on the song: “When we heard the original track, we knew that some elements were super interesting to start the remix with. Especially the vocoder vocals and the pads that are super ethereal and dreamy. We also wanted to speed it up a little bit and bring a more dancy vibe to it, and that’s why we add some garage drums and synths.”
Along with the new release, MÒZÂMBÎQÚE is pleased to announce the Sincerely Yours Remix EP, a collection of reworked versions from their latest full-length released in March of this year. Along with il:lo, the Remix EP will include contributions from Indra, Lovie, Arms and Sleepers, YesYou, and Blockhead. Expect the project for release on May 27th via Nettwerk.
LISTEN & SHARE “INNER VOICE (REMIX)” HERE:
Electronic artist MÒZÂMBÎQÚE is a collaborator and beatmaker whose music has found a unique stride, combining psychedelia, ambient, and vapor soul. Breaking away from the band mentality and being able to work alone, the enigmatic MÒZÂMBÎQÚE allowed the project to take shape wherever it ventured, collaborating with hip-hop artists, R&B singers, and members of the United States Marine Band. With new experiences and deepened skills, the latest recordings are a more expansive, focused blend of chillwave and electronic music. Self-produced (several tracks were co-produced by Math Bishop), the two EPs will come together into an album (set for release on Nettwerk) and is a true reflection of the times.
Regarding the project titles, MÒZÂMBÎQÚE says, “without a doubt, this year has affected everyone. We may have all had different experiences, but one way or another, it has changed our worlds. It’s become part of our history. Over the last year, I’ve thought a lot about losing touch with my friends, and I’ve become a bit nostalgic for the idea of just writing to someone and saying hello, checking in, and seeing how they’re doing. So, I decided to name these three pieces after email/letter sign-offs.”
French producers Dejan Dejado and Andreas Schütz prove that two heads are better than one. After meeting in Prague in 2010, the duo formed a fast musical connection that spawned their dynamic and sprawling electronic act il:lo. While working remotely by exchanging ideas from two different places, il:lo embodies a yin and yang style of complementary forces.
They describe il:lo as “difficult to capture or hold permanently, having wings.” This meaning can be derived from the definition of the word volatile and highlights their proclivity for shape-shifting moods and the uncanny ability to mutate between downtempo, electronica, and deep house. Their influences are as far-ranging as their music, citing 90s IDM, trip-hop, and even liquid drum & bass music as playing a role in their compositions.
Throughout their career, il:lo have toured much of Europe taking cues from the exotic architecture around them. The angular aesthetic serves as a driving force in their bold minimalism. From 2015 EP Places to 2019’s Sloh, the duo’s creative vision is apparent in both their musical evolution and their visual identity.
Following the release of Sloh, il:lo took to the road once more, touring with renowned beatmaker Blockhead as well as collaborating with electronic mainstay Emancipator and the otherworldly CloZee on official remixes. They continued to broaden their horizons with remixes for Mt. Wolf, Panama, and Jerro. At the top of 2022, il:lo unveiled their first live record with Anjunadeep Live Sessions, a culmination of their work with the progressive London-based dance label Anjunadeep.
Now, joining forces with Nettwerk, il:lo’s composition methods remain unchanged. Through their endless musical journey, the dualistic mindset continues to evolve and encourage listeners to let go and take flight.