Listen to our upcoming Freeform Five release
In these fast-moving times, where many acts come and go in the space of a few blog posts, it's becoming harder and harder to find artists with true staying power. Anu Pillai aka Freeform Five is one of those rare artists.
Following an impressive series of original productions & remixes and a relentless touring schedule, Anu decided to take a break from Freeform Five a few years back to concentrate on writing, producing & remixing for the likes of Ladyhawke, Santigold, Lana Del Rey, Little Boots and Roisin Murphy amongst others.
Anu has always thought outside the box. His remix of Isolee's Beau Mot Plage redefined the art of remixing, juxtaposing the micro-synthesis of the original with intricate afro & latin polyrhythms, creating a bonafide house music classic.
Now Anu has come full circle, collaborating with Gambian griot and master musician Juldeh Camara (a member of Robert Plant's Sensational Space Shifters band) for his latest release Weltareh on Eskimo Recordings.
As a multi instrumentalist, composer, DJ and producer, Anu can skillfully meld the organic musicianship of Juldeh's Fulanese riti (a one string violin) and kologo with his own studied electronic experimentation and guitar playing – as one listen to this truly epic track will attest.
Prins Thomas joins the the stellar list of super talented artists who've been invited to remix Freeform Five tracks (following on from Tiefschwarz, Radioslave, Lindstrom, Mylo, M.A.N.D.Y, Ewan Pearson and Maurice Fulton just to name a few), along with a stunning re-work from Anu himself alongside Glasgow Underground's Kevin Mckay.
1. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara - Weltareh (Vocal Mix)
2. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara - Weltareh (Instrumental Mix)
3. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara - Weltareh (Freeform Five & Kevin McKay Reform)
4. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara - Weltareh (Prins Thomas Miks Del I - Vokal Versjon)
5. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara - Weltareh (Prins Thomas Miks Del I - Instrumental Versjon)
A. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara - Weltareh (Vocal Mix)
B. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara - Weltareh (Prins Thomas Miks Del II, III & IV)
Early support is coming from Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space), Aeroplane, Âme, Gilles Peterson, Optimo, Agoria, Djuma Soundsystem, Richard Dorfmeister, Gilb-R, Still Going, Pete Herbert, Bottin, Downtown Party Network, The Glimmers and many many others.
You can now listen to Weltareh on our Soundcloud. Out in two weeks!
Eskimo Recordings is a N.E.W.S. NV label.