New Zealand drummer Myele Manzanza‘s sound is a combination of the myriad influences that surrounded him growing up. Being the son of a respected Congolese percussionist who spent his youth listening to hip hop and dance music has helped shape his singular approach to composition.
Following his debut album on Every Waking Hour back in 2012, Myele made a home at London’s First Word Records where he released two albums, the most recent being the acclaimed A Love Requited last year. As a follow up to the release, four producers from across the globe have stepped up to remix the originals, including Mark De Clive-Low, Darkhouse Family, Borrowed CS and the man behind today’s premiere, Detroit’s own Theo Parrish.
Having previously worked together on various projects, including a collaboration on Myele’s Sound Signature EP back in 2018, they continue this mutual musical appreciation with Theo’s take on ‘Itaru’s Phone Booth’. Adding just a subtle touch to the original, Theo retains the structure but brings his signature warmth through hazy keys and a deep fuzzy low end.
A Love Requited The Remixes is out now – grab your copy.