A brand new remix of Aluna’s latest single “The Recipe” from Bronx, NY-based producers, remixers and DJ duo The Martinez Brothers. “The Recipe,” originally a collaboration with KAYTRANADA, fusing afrobeat elements in with his trademark percussion and the mesmerizing vocals of Nigerian singer-songwriter Rema, appear
Listen to “The Recipe” (The Martinez Brothers Remix) HERE.
Last month, Aluna unveiled the official video for the song, directed by Reggie. (AKA Clay Dirkse and Jake Herman). “I wanted to play with the way history has been dictated to us,” she says. “Growing up in England you are constantly exposed to glamorous white history of period dramas without a black person in sight. I feel that since the British Empire was so heavily funded by slavery that history is ours too, we’ve just never been pictured in the finery…and I wanted to see what that would look like.”
Earlier this month, to commemorate World AIDS Day (December 1st), (RED) and Africa’s most influential record label, Mavin Records, joined forces to raise funds to fight two pandemics: COVID-19 and AIDS. The remix of hit single “Jaiye” by Mavin Artist LADIPOE, features Aluna and Sigag Lauren, is available to stream and download worldwide, with all proceeds going to support (RED)’s efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on life-saving HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
Listen to “Jaiye” (Aluna and Sigag Lauren Remix) HERE.
The special “Jaiye” remix is a teaser to the Afrobeats-inspired DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES Vol. III album, with a track listing co-curated by Aluna and Don Jazzy, which will be available on streaming services worldwide in early 2021.
To coincide with the single release, (RED) and Mavin Records are offering Afrobeats fans the chance to be featured on the upcoming DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES Vol. III by hosting a remix contest of LADIPOE’s, “Jaiye (Time of Our Lives).” To enter, anyone can download the track and post their remix of “Jaiye” to Instagram Reels using the hashtag #marvinRED. Submissions will be accepted now through January 7 with the best remix chosen by Don Jazzy, Aluna, Lapidoe, and Johnny Drille. The winner will appear on the upcoming DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES Vol. III album.
2020 has already been a momentous year for Aluna, her latest singles have amassed more than 30 million combined global streams with 2K global radio spins in 32 countries, garnering global support from some of the world’s most respected radio stations, including BBC Radio 1, Triple J, KCRW, KEXP, and Sirius BPM, as well as ‘Envious’ being playlisted on Capital’s newest station Capital Dance. Spotify’s New Music Friday has championed her in more than 20 countries this year, as well as placing her on the cover of their flagship dance playlist Mint and Massive Dance Hits. Nectar (Amazon Music) and New Music Daily (Apple Music), along with support from radio staples Zane Lowe and Ebro Darden continue to amplify her solo project.
In June Aluna also penned a powerful open letter to the global dance community, demanding the community re-assess the platforms and positioning of Black creators within the dance world. “When I started looking at all the challenges I face being a black woman making dance I realized I wanted to do more than just create a space for myself – 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.