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Elisa Elisa debuts on Heist Recordings with her ‘What About Me’ EP

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Franco-Algerian house artist Elisa Elisa debuts on Heist Recordings on 24th May. The ‘What About Me’ EP drops on Dam Swindle’s imprint and features a remix from Melé.

Elisa Elisa draws upon a fusion of musical roots from her North African heritage to her protestant gospel ancestry with a penchant for emotive storytelling through her percussive-driven house sonics and original vocals.

The Berlin-based artist has established herself as one of the scene’s most innovative DJ/producers, having played everywhere from Panorama Bar to Club Chinois in Ibiza, released on esteemed labels such as HE.SHE.THEY. and Nervous, and featured in the book ‘Lady Of The House’ which shines a light on influential women in dance music. Elisa Elisa now readies her debut release on Dam Swindle’s Heist imprint, ‘What About Me’, including a driving remix courtesy of Club Bad head honcho Melé.

The anthemic ‘Lift Me Up’ opens the EP with an old-school edge yet with new-school flair. Roughed-up drums and toms set the pace while Elisa Elisa’s original vocals wash over the affair in a loopy fashion. Next Up, Liverpool powerhouse Melé turns in a killer remix of ‘You No Good To Me’, armed with his signature warehouse energy that has come on the likes of Defected.

His version of ‘You No Good To Me’ is a multi-layered percussive rhythm with filtered vocals, topped off with electrifying synths and whistles that make for a lively carnival atmosphere. The original version is deeper, more stripped back and moody for those heads-down, late-night moments. ‘Whistle Me’ then rides an Afro-centric broken beat with the titular whistles, bringing plenty of energy and party-pumping fun to round out another sublime release from the Heist camp that packs heat from start to finish.

We premiere ‘You No Good To Me’ on Data Transmission, check it out here and grab it on Beatport.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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