Late last year DC's fledgling 1432 R imprint issued the Qen Sew EP, a five-track digital record from E.R. (a.k.a. Ethiopian Records), a producer based in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa. Now, the label has repackaged E.R.'s Qen Sew EP for an upcoming vinyl release, which will include a new remix of the record's title track from the pairing of Future Times co-head Maxmillion Dunbar and Ari Goldman together under their Beautiful Swimmers moniker.
In its original form, "Qen Sew" is a ghostly track which comes streaked with reverberant chords and snippets of traditional Ethiopian music. Now placed in the hands of the Beautiful Swimmers pair, E.R.'s production is reshaped into an altogether more buoyant affair; wrapped in aqua-hued chords, the rework lurches forward with an off-kilter stomp, adding various pieces of stumbling percussion to the remix's rhythmic base as long-winded pads and warm synth chords streak across its six-minute run.
Officially set to land on the vinyl edition of E.R.'s Qen Sew EP tomorrow, Beautiful Swimmers' new remix can be streamed in full below, where the upcoming record's complete tracklist has also been included.
A1. Qen Sew (For My Father)
A2. Qen Sew (For My Father) (Beautiful Swimmers Head Up Mix)
B2. Lela Lela (feat. Zion Rebels)