Blackbird by Mathias Kaden feat. Zoe Xenia

Mathias Kaden returns to the label Rekids with Blackbird, featuring Zoe Xenia, and a remix from Ian Pooley.

Blackbird by Mathias Kaden feat. Zoe Xenia. Photo by Madlen Krippendorf Photo by Madlen Krippendorf

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 Zoe 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.

Mathias Kaden feat. Zoe Xenia - Blackbird
Release Date July 2022
Label Rekids

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)

Written by: Mathias Haegglund
Published: Jul 27, 2022 at 10:00