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PREMIERE: safejas & Henry Weekes - 'wasp song (Footshooter Remix)'

Berlin and London are buzzin' cities in today's electronic music developments, so it's no surprise to see a UK producer remix a German producer. Footshooter is a name we had on our radar and in playlists since his incredible Libations & Movement release on Dance Regular in 2019. This new remix taps into this uptempo synth-heavy, swinging production style again and we're here for it.


safejas is a Berlin-based producer who has performed live sets at Boiler Room and CTM Berlin. His music has been supported by BBC Radio 6, DJ Mag, KEXP, Bandcamp, NTS, Rinse FM and more. The new EP habits sees him following the dancefloor-agnostic thread of his previous work, only this time with saxophonist Henry Weekes, who is also Berlin-based. Originally emerging from safejas’ appearance on Weekes’ improvisational music show ‘Communication Is Key' on Refuge Worldwide, the EP finds Weekes improvising sax lines amidst the dense web of safejas’ percussive architecture.

For today's premiere, we were offered a delicious remix of 'wasp song', done by Footshooter, the moniker of London-based producer, DJ, and musician Barney Whittaker. So far he has released EPs and albums on labels like YAM Recordings, Astral Black, Famous Friends, and Wolf Music. Slowly but surely becoming a strong household name in the current electronic/jazz/broken beat realm we appreciate so much.

Footshooter, picture by Karla Lizethe

Footshooter's releases have gained support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, Bonobo, Tim Garcia, Boogie Mind, and more. He is also 1/2 of the duo SAUL, a collaboration with keyboardist Jack Stephenson-Oliver which released an EP called Murmurations and an album, Mutualism, both on Bradley Zero's Rhythm Section International. This new remix makes us hungry for another full project, let's see with which moniker he decides to do that first.

The remix is dropping this week via WOE, a label based in Brighton, UK.


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