Taking Over Me by Cera Alba feat. Zahra

London-based producer Cera Alba pairs up with vocalist Zahra for a pair of tough tracks on Jamie Jones’ Hottrax this June featuring a remix from Stockholm’s very own Tiger Stripes.

Jun 19, 2017 - 08:00
Taking Over Me by Cera Alba feat. Zahra
Photo by Liam Jones

Since his humble beginnings several years ago the Newcastle-born artist has cemented a reputation for consistency, with releases appearing on the likes of Hot Creations, Moon Harbour, VIVa MUSiC, Avotre, Madtech and Gruuv. As a DJ he’s been making regular appearances across Europe, including venues such as Watergate Berlin, Sankeys Ibiza, Brixton Academy London, not to mention festivals such as Hideout.

‘Taking Over Me’ is a dark and moody roller from the get-go. Robust drums and mesmerizing atmospherics form its basis whilst Zahra’s soulful vocals and a cavernous low-end rumbles throughout the track’s nearly 8-minute duration. Meanwhile, ‘Pablo’ has more syncopation to its rhythm as a piercing vocal and metallic elements ebb in and out of the mix. Tiger Stripes then provides a crunchy remix of ‘Taking Over Me’, distorting Zahra’s vocals whilst incorporating tantalizing synths into his own stomping rendition.

Cera Alba feat. Zahra - Taking Over Me
Release Date
June 2017
Label Hottrax

Tracklist
A1. Taking Over Me feat. Zahra
B1. Taking Over Me feat. Zahra (Tiger Stripes Remix)
B2. Pablo