The five-track release sees Kiwi artists Conducta, salute, Sammy Virji, Sharda and Prescipe Da Vibe remix cuts from Aluna’s debut solo album ‘Renaissance’ which came out via Mad Decent/Because in August featuring guest spots from Princess Nokia, Kaytranada and Jada Kingdom.
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Label head Conducta said: “It was a great moment when Aluna and the Mad Decent team reached out to get Kiwi involved. For the label to be just over a year old and have this opportunity speaks to the new garage sound appealing worldwide. Having the Kiwi family show the breadth of our sound on this remix package was an honour & another milestone towards where the movement is heading.”
Earlier this year Aluna penned an open letter to the global dance music community, calling for the industry racial inequality. In it she wrote: “I want all Black people to know that the genre of Dance is their heritage and they should feel included and encouraged to create under that banner by expanding the genre to be culturally and racially inclusive.” Read the full letter here.
‘Renaissance (Kiwi Remixes)’ is out now, get it via Bandcamp.
‘Renaissance (Kiwi Remixes)’ tracklist:
1. Aluna – Sneak (Conducta Remix)
2. Aluna – Warrior (salute Remix)
3. Aluna – Body Pump (Sammy Virji Remix)
4. Aluna – Envious (Sharda Remix)
5. Aluna – Don’t Hit My Lane (Prescribe Da Vibe Remix)
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