by: Christina Hernandez
Aug 5, 2018
Jeremy Olander would never leave his loyal fans without new music for too long, despite pumping the breaks a bit after an elongated slew of releases following Vivrant‘s debut onto the world. Four months following his enormously sentimental Karusell EP, the Swedish icon celebrates summer by putting out a bittersweet edit of Kamaliza’s “Zanzibar.”
He settles the original’s vintage atmosphere and gripping vocals into a lush, 4/4 foundation, where he proceeds to tug at the heartstrings with haunting synthesizers and contrasting harmonies. That said, there’s still somewhat of a whistful air about Jeremy’s rendition that has, and will continue to conjure many hands-in-the-air moments on the dancefloor. This is a skill he’s demonstrated consistently over the years, so the effect his edit of “Zanzibar” is unsurprising.
Prior to Karusell and this edit, Jeremy closed out his 2017 with his Crossed EP on Anjunadeep. Vivrant also opened its doors to André Hommen for is Abakus project. Jeremy will be playing at San Diego’s CRSSD Fest on September 29-30.