I Rise - The François K Remixes
Emilie Nana marks a strong return to Compost Records with a heavenly remix package for her latest offering on the label - “I Rise” – contributed by one of dance music’s most respected and acclaimed figures – the mighty François K.
A1_Emilie Nana - I Rise (Francois K Journey Vocal)11:15
B1_Emilie Nana - I Rise (Francois K Dub)07:36
B2_Emilie Nana - I Rise (Francois K Bonus Beats)03:40
“I Rise” is the reflection of Emilie Nana’s hatching and metamorphosis. With this record she makes us to witness her transformation from a state of chrysalide to butterfly. I Rise is the synonym for self assertion, as a determined african black woman and an ode to inspiring women, throwing in their energy in order to transform themselves.
Emilie Nana will bring you up! Her levitating voice, almost whispered, will overwhelm you. She will bewitch you like a great priestess whereas the musical backing is deep, hypnotic and steady tones.
“I Rise is a denunciation”, Emilie Nana claims! It is not only about a meditation but truly well a declamation. She clearly address to the oppressor. She speaks whit great assurance! She answers to decades of mistreatment. She is a black woman who’s expressing herself proudly. A strongly personal music!
After Danny Krivit, who came up with the now classic re-edits for the initial release of “I Rise”, it’s now fellow New Yorker and Body & Soul compagnon François K who’s sharing this strong sentiment.
Like with Danny Krivit, the opportunity to working with a personality that gathers all ethnic origins together throughout his career and life like François Kevorkian - a living legend, whose production- and remix works for countless artists are beyond classics and covering a timeframe of more than four decades - is a big honour for Emilie Nana and of course for Compost Records in either way. Kevorkian’s role as a mastermind in NYC nightlife is untouchable and the fact that he’s still sharing his knowledge and forward thinking attitude towards dance music, keeps him going strong at the forefront of the international dance music scene. We feel happy and blessed to release François Kevorkian’s masterclass remix works of “I Rise”. Three different versions to play with – all brilliant and very special in his inimitable manner!
Emilie Nana’s “I Rise” is based on the lyrics of the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou.