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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.

Taking Over Me by Cera Alba feat. Zahra. Photo by Liam Jones 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