Indie Electronic Artist Mishegas (former Shallou band member) Shares EP, ‘Temporary Love Remixes’
May 27, 2022 BY Tamara Simons
Today, Mexico-born and New York City-based artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Emilio Quezada Ibañez, aka Mishegas, shares his follow-up EP Temporary Love Remixes via Nettwerk. The remix EP is a reimagining of Mishegas’ November 2021 debut EP Temporary Love which was written while Quezada was living in Chicago and finished in his former home base of NYC. Emilio adds on Temporary Love, “This project came to life while thinking back on past experiences and periods of time in which you remember being extraordinarily happy and how overwhelming it can feel to suddenly realize how far removed or disconnected you feel from those experiences. It is about nostalgia and dealing with the conflicting emotions that it can bring.”
LISTEN TO TEMPORARY LOVE REMIXES
WATCH + LISTEN “SENTIR (KAREEM ALI REMIX)” HERE
WATCH + LISTEN “TEMPORARY LOVE (il:lo REMIX)” HERE
WATCH + LISTEN “FEEL IT ALL (KASSIAN REMIX)” HERE
The EP features the previously released single “Sentir (Kareem Ali)” which Rolling Stone named Kareem Ali’s 2020 EP G R O W T H one of the best albums of 2020. The EP also includes an unreleased remix of Emilio’s single “Untitled” by rising producer, Billy Lemos, who is known for his work with Still Woozy, Omar Apollo, and Rostam, and previously released remixes by il:lo and Kassian.
WATCH + LISTEN “UNTITLED (BILLY LEMOS REMIX)” HERE
Mishegas fills his songs with distinct noise, often piling effects on recorded instruments, field recordings, or samples, then tinkering with them—adding those textures and atmospheres—until they reach a point that he finds interesting. Many of his songs have come together by recording improvised guitar parts and then reversing those recordings, lending the song what he refers to as a “humanistic voice.” Quezada finds that this human quality can help the instrumental work tell an indirect story, wherein the songs reflect his own life.
Mishegas, a Yiddish word that can be interpreted as hectic, crazy, or eccentric – all terms used to describe elements of his sound – is a talented multi-hyphenate with backgrounds in film, sports, travel, design, and skincare content (he co-maintains the influential Dewy Dudes podcast and social media. He grew out of the Chicago scene, touring as part of Shallou’s live band before relocating to New York. He recently released remixes from the upcoming EP, the single “Feel It All” reimagined by Kassian and “Temporary Love” by il:lo. He also did a remix for indie-pop artist Rosie Darling’s track “Heavy.” Having released a steady stream of acclaimed singles over the past few years, he released his debut EP Temporary Love in November 2021.