Last spotted opening his third eye on Frieda Musik, the enigmatic Ezikiel returns to Celesta with a very special release: ‘Trinidad’.
The first track to be revealed from the deep delving, explorative roots investigation that will be his debut album ‘Unite’, ‘Trinidad’ is an immersive 17 minute trip that twangs, ripples and shimmers with traditional Trinidadian instrumentation and vocals. Carefully wrapped around a voluptuous, warm analogue groove with hypnotic effect, this is Ezikiel at his most articulate and engaging…. It’s clear ‘Unite’ is going to characterise 2019 with clarity.
A momentous track calls for momentous remixes: Villalobos delivers an extensive trip that defies arrangement typicalities, delves deep into Ezikiel’s original sound palette and writhes amid the traditional instruments. In a surprise twist of fate, it’s a rare occasion where Ricardo’s rub is actually a little shorter than the original. Don’t worry, it still punches over the 16 min mark.
For a more conventional techno twist look no further than Davide Squillace’s take; driving and direct, it’s tailored for a peak time lift with his signature bulbous rolling groove and the perfect balance of the original’s unique elements.
One original, two exceptional remixes, one immense album to look forward to; it’s time to UNITE.