Legowelt Remixes Les Yeux Orange
Legowelt remixes “Zadik Zecharia,” a track from Les Yeux Orange.
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“Our story begins in Jerusalem 1980 — Zadik Zecharia — a folk musician whose speciality is the Zorna — a traditional kurdish woodwind instrument — recorded a cassette of kurdish melodies played on Zorna and Dola, a kurdish drum.
The tape was released independently and distributed mainly around the kurdish-jewish community in Israel. Zadik mostly performed at weddings and haflas / celebrations and was also known by the nickname “Iron Lungs”, because of his ability to take only a few pauses for breath during his long gigs.
In 2005, one tape found its way to “Something on the Road” — an underground CD‑r Jerusalem based label which reissued the music on CD‑r. Overnight, these intense melodies became a cult phenomena in the hipster-ish circles of Jerusalem and beyond. The kurdish melodies could suddenly be heard during dj sets, topping electronic beats, or adding drones to heavy experimental sessions. which later led “Something on the Road’s” founder to initiate a remix compilation with Jerusalem’s finest producers. One of them is yours truly, Mule Driver. The remix has became a cult by its own.
Fast forward to present time, a conversation with Legowelt about folk music led Mule Driver to dig an unreleased longer version of this techno remix. As well as ask the mighty Legowelt for his interpretation, that turned out as a killer acid track followed by an EBM — electro belter by Juju (Juju and Jordash) and PRZ (Clone).”