Leonidas & Hobbes make a timely return with 'Aranath' EP, 3 years after 'Web Of Intrigue' (from 3rd EP Rags Of Time) was voted No1 in Bill Brewster's 2017 DJ History poll. Delivering a follow-up to many people’s 2017 summer anthem has been something of a protracted process, not least due to Covid and the 400 miles between us.
Aranath features the hugely talented multi-instrumentalist Riad Abji and his virtuoso cello & tanpura raga, which inspired us to create 4 mixes, combining Riad's Eastern lament with classic house and ambient techno. The release is complemented by the tropical flavours of 'Into It' and 'Out Of It'. The previously unreleased ambient mix of 'Web of Intrigue' rounds off what can certainly be described as a 'deep' release.
The sleeve art was inspired by a 19th Century Indian Jain painting and created over the course of many obsessive evenings at the height of lockdown (as was some of the audio). Needless to say, the whole project has helped to keep us both sane through these crazy months.
A1, 'Into It' [8.15]
A2, 'Aranatha' featuring Riad Abji (Beatless Mix) [8.02]
B1, 'Aranath' featuring Riad Abji (Original Mix) [9.26]
B2, 'Web Of Intrigue' (Long Haul Mix) [5.23]
Bonus Tracks (Digital Only):
1, 'Ara' featuring Riad Abji (Club Mix) [6.09]
2, 'Out Of It' [6.23]
3, 'Aranath' featuring Riad Abji (Edit) [8.23]