Edinburgh boys Jakil are back with a new remix of their glorious single “Istanbul”
While the original was a summer-ready pop cut inflected with elastic guitars and a driving rhythm section, the remix, by South Londoner Utrecht samples singer Kieran’s sexy, yearning vocal, playing it over the top of bouncy house beats building to a heady, soaring drop.
It makes for quite a change to the original, swapping the white-soul vibe for club-ready beats, repurposing it for a totally different audience. It’s a bold move from the South London producer, but somehow it just about works.
Jakil play the Sebright Arms tonight. Check out the video for the original version of the track below.