Artist: Mathias Kaden feat. Zoë Xenia
Remixer: Ian Pooley
Cat. #: REKIDS206
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Release Date: 15th July 2022
A1 Blackbird feat. Zoë Xenia
A2 Blackbird feat. Zoë Xenia (Instrumental)
B1 Blackbird feat. Zoë Xenia (Ian Pooley’s Main Remix)
B2 Blackbird feat. Zoë Xenia (Ian Pooley’s Basic Dub)
Mathias Kaden returns to Rekids with ‘Blackbird’, featuring a remix from Ian Pooley.
Last appearing on Rekids with the ‘Control Your Mind’ EP in 2020, Mathias Kaden now delivers his third release on Radio Slave’s label, teaming up with Zoë Xenia for the mammoth ‘Blackbird’ backed with a pair of remixes from house legend Ian Pooley.
Leading the A-side, ‘Blackbird’ sees Mathias Kaden reach for rumbling basslines, fluttering synths, and lush piano chords to craft a tense, building track enhanced by Zoë Xenia’s soaring vocal performance. Additionally, an instrumental version of the track features on the A2, providing a welcome bonus for listeners and DJs alike.
On the flip, Ian Pooley twists the track into a rattling house jam, with wriggling keys, bouncing low-end sizzling percussion sitting under slices of Xenia’s effortless vocals. Rounding out the release is the ‘Basic Dub’ mix, which sees Pooley playing with classic dub techniques for a sharp instrumental take on the original.