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Postcards From Strangers Remixes

Trinidad Senolia

Yoruba Records
YSD63D | 2014-12-01  
Yoruba Records is proud to present the remixes of last fall’s ‘Postcards From Strangers’, the now classic release from Trinidad Senolia. We’ve scoured the globe to find the artists that could bring a special touch to this EP, and we think you’ll be quite pleased. The first postcard is brought to us by Sam Sparrow; a touching, 90s influenced, unmistakably dance floor ready remix of ‘Hair & Makeup’. While the flirtatious vocals of the original focus on a moment in time as every woman prepares to project herself in to the hot party scene, this remix brings a touch of male affirmation while entering into a two-way dialog. This track closes with a powerful bass line, perfect for taking the night up a notch. Next is another mix of ‘Hair & Makeup’, as Chicago’s own Colette is joined by master composer Tim K. Together they craft a deep, sexy groove whose flirtatious vocals mesh perfectly with the crisp, filtered hi-hats bringing the listener into a euphoric state. Label veteran Toto Chiavetta brings his signature sound and his own arrangement of the Bata drums to the oceanic groove that is his A Colour Remix of ‘La Pacifica’. The dreamy vocals, a reading from the novel ‘Hollywood Rock Swinging’, coupled with silky smooth flowing keys, will bring a mystical experience to the listener. We then welcome Brillstein with his remix of ‘Hair & Makeup’. This modern dance floor bomb utilizes chopped vocals and a fat, punchy bass line to get its point across. The addition of a well-placed bongo loop adds a certain tribal flare to this track without coming across as too obvious, just as the vocals demand “don’t be goofy, be sexy”. Next, Jose Marquez offers us a timeless remix of ‘Sucre Sacre’, a soulful house song that respectfully honours the slaves and ancestors landing of the ancient land of Haiti. Jose’s remix adds depth to the track with the addition of deep, backing synths and well placed stabs. This track builds to a climax with powerful synths and vocal chants before releasing into rhythmic plateau. Finally, Toto Chiavetta again joins us on this EP with his Who? Remix of ‘La Pacifica’. The addition of layered hi-hats and crisp claps in this remix speed up the pace of this cut and lead the listener out of the ocean and onto the floor.

Trinidad Senolia 'Postcards From Strangers Remixes'

1. Trinidad Senolia featuring Girl 3 ‘Hair & Makeup’ (Sam Sparro Gorgeous Mix)
2. Trinidad Senolia featuring Girl 3 ‘Hair & Makeup’ (Colette & Tim K Remix)
3. Trinidad Senolia ‘La Pacifica’ (Toto Chiavetta A Colour Remix)
4. Trinidad Senolia featuring Girl 3 ‘Hair & Makeup’ (Brillstein Remix)
5. Trinidad Senolia ‘Sucre Sacre’ (Jose Marquez Remix)
6. Trinidad Senolia ‘La Pacifica’ (Toto Chiavetta Who? Remix)‘Hair & Makeup’
Produced & Composed by Mateo Senolia
Recorded at The Red Room Studios, LA
Vocals by Girl 3
Mixed by Osunlade @ The I’lle Mobile Studios, St Louis
Track 1 Remixed & Additional Instruments Performed by Sam Sparro at The Organiz8ion HQ
Track 2 Remix & Additional Production by Colette & Tim K
Mixed by Tim K at Black Jumpsuit Studios
Track 4 Remix & Additional Production by M. Brillstein (BMI)
Recorded & Mixed by Mike Brillstein at Thee Plaza Studios‘La Pacifica’
Composed by Mateo Senolia
Produced by Mateo Senolia
Co-Produced by Garth Trinidad
Recorded at The Red Room Studios, LA
Bata Drums by Bill Summers, Richard Marquez & Mateo Senolia
Narration by Garth Trinidad
Mixed by Osunlade @ The I’lle Mobile Studios, St Louis
Track 3 & 6 Remix Produced & Mixed by Toto Chiavetta at Vialocal Lab, Catania, Sicily
Contains excerpts from ‘Hollywood Rock Swinging’, a novel by Marcus J. Guillory‘Sucre Sacre’
Produced & Composed by Mateo Senolia
Recorded at The Red Room Studios, LA
Narration by Marcus J. Guillory
Bass by Jeff Connors
Keys by Mateo Senolia & Kevin Toussaint
Moog by Osunlade
Mixed by Osunlade @ The I’lle Mobile Studios, St Louis
Remix Produced & Mixed by Jose Marquez
Percussion by Jeff Pierre
Recorded at Phoenix Studios
Contains excerpt from "red now-n-laters", C 2012 Atria/Simon & Schuster, a novel by Marcus J. Guillory

All Tracks Published by Senolia Sound (ASCAP)
P&C 2014 Yoruba Records

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