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Throw Stones (Ranie Ribeiro Remix)

by Nana Adjoa

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(part of Nana's soon-to-be-released Big Dreaming Ants – The Remixes)

In his "Throw Stones" rework, Ranie Ribeiro interlaces airy, weightless flourishes with heavy, bulging beats that, together with Nana’s vocals, create a unique and captivating sonic dimension. When discussing the remix construction, Ribeiro notes: "Working on a ‘Throw Stones’ remix for Nana Adjoa was a bit of a challenge for me, as I was trying to add my own interpretation to something that already feels more than finished. I decided to strip it down and start with parts of Nana’s vocal and work from there. I soon noticed that her voice went very well with dub-like delays and reverb effects, which came to me as I was very much inspired by reggae legends King Tubby and Scientist at the time. I then decided to layer that on a more downtempo beat and once I had that all on lock, I was able to create an atmosphere that floats well around her vocals. To finish things off, I added a short harp solo which I recorded specially for this remix to give it more of a ‘live’ feel."

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released March 26, 2021
Produced by Wannes Salomé & Nana Adjoa
Remixed by Ranie Ribeiro
Bass, double bass, guitars, synthesizers, piano, organ, percussion, and vocals by Nana Adjoa
Additional keys and programming by Wannes Salomé
Drums by Mats Voshol
Violin, viola, cello, and double bass by Jonas Pap

Mastered by Spaventi Studio

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Nana Adjoa Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa is a sonic explorer, armed with a deft poeticism and a fierce sense of musicianship. Behind the multi-instrumentalist’s bold approach to songwriting is an unflinching sense of curiosity and an openness to endless possibility. ... more

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