Ludovico Einaudi: Mercan Dede Reimagined Volume 1, Chapter 1 is out today
You can listen to it here
This new project sees twelve of Einaudi’s popular tracks hand-picked and remixed by Dede, each featuring laid back, world music infused beats. Created with the vision to bring Einaudi’s works into today’s contemporary electronic music soundscape with the signature of world-class Eastern instrumentation and defy the bounds of genre.
The project is split into two volumes of three chapters, each containing two songs. Three will be released in 2021, with three more following in 2022. An established visual artist, Dede’s original paintings have also been used as central elements of the cover art of each volume. Today sees the release of Volume 1, Chapter 1, which features the first two remixes; Twice from Einaudi’s 2015 album Elements and Fly from 2006 release Divenire.
On the new project, Mercan Dede says: “Ludovico’s music is magical, meaningful, dimensional, complex, yet quite pure and minimal at the same time. It is full of all emotions, exactly like Ludovico himself. I am quite honoured to be given the opportunity to freely reimagine his melodies and arrangements in my own world.”