The newest Tigersushi 12” is also the newest addition to the labels infamous roster, ‘Yes Wizard.’ Like many of the labels new artists ‘Yes Wizard’ has an ambiguous almost mythical place, not just on the roster, but also the world at large. During a recent R&R mission in the South East Coast town of Ubatuba, Brazil, Joakim found himself privy to a local urban legend, of a Jungle Man, a music composer going by the name of ‘Yes Wizard.’
Revered by many, but unrevealed to all, Joakim set out to find the artist and the body of work, samples of which he had heard and had been blown away by. Unable to collect precise information and with nothing available on the internet, Joakim was not successful. But on his return to Paris was mysteriously furnished with a 2 track single.
First impressions led Joakim to believe that the two tracks he had acquired were simply the tip of the iceberg, but both tracks could be an EP of Futuristic, Tropical, Dark, Voodoo. Undeterred by the quantity he solicited a remix from man of the moment Duke Dumont for title track ‘Elephant & Castle’ keeping the original arpeggio but turning out a massive African-Dancefloor bomb! Final track ‘Heaven Black’ is a constantly building playful piece of Tropican-Electro. All three tracks are already receiving support from Erol Alkan and Rob Da Bank.
Mixhell : "duke dumont remix is da bomb!!!!"
JD Twitch (Optimo) : "fresh."
Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio1, Bestival) : "shit the bed this Yes Wizard is amazing!!!!"
Boys Noize : "duke dumont rmx is amazing!"
Cosmo Vitelli : "I like the originals and The Duke Dumont is meant to be a massive track of the next months"
Ivan Smagghe : "great Duke Dumont remix"
Teki Latex (Sound Pellegrino) : "scratchy romantico trompeta palmito coconut. Heaven Black is my pick."
Pilooski : "jungle is massive!"
P Sherburne (Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, The Wire) : "man, that is fucking mental! amazing stuff.".
Guido : "i am amazed!"
Munk : "great production.. thanks"
James Holden : "did i already write? i love the duke dumont rmx. rave bomb"
Tim Sweeney : "cool. elephant & castle original and remix are my favorites."
Riotous Rockers : "like Jan Hammer on crack. absolutely nuts but still good."
Doc Martin : "GOOOOOD!!!!"
Groove Armada : "love the duke dumont mix"
Dave P : "Wild !!! This is very rad indeed !!!"
Josh JDH : "Elephant & Castle is crazy! Can't wait to play it in a big room."