Kite Zo A (Michael Brun Remix)
By Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray
Michael Brun makes his Anjunadeep debut with his remix of Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray’s Kite Zo A’.
Known for blending electronica and traditional Haitian styles such as kompa and rara, Haitian-native Brun is a huge proponent for the island nation and makes the perfect choice for reinterpreting the Voudou-inspired compositions of Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray. A celebrated producer, Brun has worked with Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Diplo, and One Republic, been championed by TIME magazine, and won a Latin GRAMMY for his work on J. Balvin’s album ‘Colores’.
Showcasing his eclectic influences, Brun invokes the likes of Disclosure and AlunaGeorge in the track’s detuned chords, and simultaneously pays homage to the original's rhythmic heart with an emphatic dance-inducing drumline. ‘Kite Zo A’ is track 2 on Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray’s album ‘Leave the Bones’. It is an impassioned protest song that calls on ‘Papa Legba’, the gatekeeper who stands guard at the crossroads between the spiritual and the real. ‘Kite Zo A’ defiantly challenges the régime of Baby Doc Duvalier. The lyrics “Manje Vyan nan Kite Zo A” express that while Duvalier may try to destroy the country by taking away freedoms and pleasure of daily life (i.e the ‘meat’), he cannot kill the spirit and soul of the Haitian people - the ‘bones’.
‘Leave the Bones’ has accrued 1M streams on Spotify and Apple Music, and has garnered a wealth of global support from the tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Resident Advisor, NPR, The Times, Billboard, Crack Magazine, Mixmag, Songlines, The New York Times, and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. It is out now, available digitally and as a 2 x 12” LP.