On the good news for today, German violinist and composer Johanna Burnheart recently announced her new remix EP ‘Burnheart Remixed‘, this piece sees Johanna further and more directly explore the underground club scene that has long influenced her work, with four incredible electronic music artists providing brand new versions of tracks from her album that was released last year. The remixes are from Acid Pauli, Beth Lydi, Neza Azadikhah and Pilo Adami, and the release date for the EP has been scheduled for November 19, 2021 in Vinyl & Digital formats. Stay tuned, and read full details below.
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Her love for the Berlin clubs and the music they represent was manifested during this time, forming the foundation of her current musical style, which blends modal jazz with darker, more electronic influences. She released her debut album Burnheart in 2020 – described in a rave review by MOJO as “literally saw[ing] its own niche” – and the following year was named as one of the Guardian’s artists to watch
“As I write all of my grooves on a TR-8 drum machine initially, my compositions tend to sound quite electronic in the very early stages. After I first heard the TR-8 mixed in on my album alongside the live drums which I had not planned to do initially, I immediately imagined what an electronic musician might do with some of my tracks.”– Johanna Burnheart
She continues expressing herself, and here are her reasons on selecting the remixers on this project:
“Acid Pauli was one of the first DJs I ever became aware of when I started listening to electronic music in Berlin. His sound world is so nostalgic for me and I was absolutely thrilled to find out he is also an incredibly kind man and produced this beautiful track for me.
The theme of the Berlin scene made the search quite clear and as Beth Lydi is a good friend in Berlin: I very quickly connected with her. Pilo Adami was the third person who came through with his remix. As he has Brazilian influences as well as a strong UK jazz standing, his track adds something that ties the collection to the UK as well as showcasing his great sense for rhythm and percussion. Pilo is a dear friend and I was thrilled to have him excited about digging into my most complex composition.
My fourth star was Nesa Azadikhah who I found through a music video by Berlin-based Iranian musician Mentrix. She had done the music production for the song and I was quickly convinced that she had to be my final remixer. Again it turned out she is a very nice person and swiftly responded. She also agreed to do a remix of Never Let Me Go which had been the track I had been hoping would get remixed the most.”– Johanna Burnheart
Artist. Johana Burnheart
Title. Burnheart Remixed
Release date. November 19, 2021
Label. Johana Burnheart
Formats. Vinyl, Digital
- SISYPHOS (ACID PAULI REMIX)
- SISYPHOS (BETH LYDI REMIX)
- NEVER LET ME GO (NESA AZADIKHAH 4AM REMIX)
- SILENCE IS GOLDEN (PILO ADAMI REMIX)
- NEVER LET ME GO (NESA AZADIKHAH 9AM REMIX)
In addition to the release of the EP, the Acid Pauli remix is accompanied by an incredible, visually arresting music video which reimagines the Greek myth of Sisyphos, who was condemned to repeat the same task, day after day. Watch it below.