Two years ago music producer Hyenah entered the world of electronic music very quietly. Since then he has had impressive releases via Freerange, Aeon and Drumpoet. Now it’s time for the rather mysterious artist to contribute a Future Stars mix. “This mix was mainly inspired by my latest tour in South Africa”, says Hyenah who mainly uses melodies that represent the genuine atmosphere of the Cape of Good Hope. “There are a few classics that just fit the vibe perfectly, a few forgotten pearls that I feel are very much worth getting heard again and a few new tunes that did not gain the attention in Europe that they deserve”, says the musician. “Mami Wata” does also include some own productions representing the distinct Hyenah style.
Nice and smooth
The mix was mainly recorded at home: “I grabbed the tracks out of my current box and recorded it at home, to make it a nice and smooth set.” Three tracks have grown into his heart instantly: “The first one is “Kodjo” by Manoo. What a classic. I am loving this raw energy and power.” He describes the track as a brilliant piece you can’t go wrong with. “Secondly, I’d like to mention André Lodemanns “Soak It” remix. I am so happy about André’s remix for my new EP on Objektivity, which came out on February 4th”, admits Hyenah, who is also working on a remixes for Jimpster in addition to Adam Port. “André is just so good at turning tracks into his own thing while respecting the original.” The third track is “another classic– Eltonnick’s remix of “War” by Julien Jarbe. I have been playing this as a last track – as in this mix – and always left everybody behind with a huge smile on their faces. Admitted, the track is borderline cheesy, it is beautifully cheesy though and so well produced.”