Lianne la Havas - Lost and Found (Libation Remix)

Ian Friday is hands down one of the best house DJs in New York, and that says a lot considering this city’s history with the music and how many good house DJs call this place home.

In addition to his stellar DJing, Ian Friday is an accomplished songwriter, poet and producer, with an extensive discography of productions in a style he calls Global Soul—”a genre of music that connects house, soul, afro beat, jazz and world music.” Rooted in the soulful house that he has become known for, his remixes often take the name of Libation, the long-running Global Soul party he’s been running for almost a decade in Lower Manhattan.

Last week, Ian Friday made available to the public one of his latest creations: a soulful house remix of Lianne La Havas’s “Lost and Found”.

The original version is a heart-wrenching soul number (from La Havas’ 2011 EP of the same name) describing the pains of losing your true identity in a relationship gone awry. Ian Friday’s Libation remix puts a warm bed of global soul rhythm underneath La Havas’ gorgeous, heartfelt vocals, turning the song into a deep and powerful soulful house tune with a lush, contemplative groove. Ian Friday succeeds at capturing the emotion and pain of La Havas’ voice while creating the space to explore and transcend her pain through the the therapy of dance. It comes together beautifully.

You can check out and download Lianne La Havas “Lost and Found (Libation remix by Ian Friday)” below:

To hear more of Ian Friday, you can catch his show Global Soul Music live every Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. ET online on Butter Soul Cafe. Also be sure to check him out at Drom in NYC for his legendary Libation party, a New York institution which is fast-approaching it’s 9th anniversary.

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