And now for something a bit different. When Yila sent us his demo a little while ago, we fell in love with it right away. We were aware that it was a slight departure from our usual sound but decided to finally take the plunge and release this amazing piece of indie electronica. Yila is the musical alias of Alastair McNeill, British artist currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia and past synths/fx/guitar player for miss Roisin Murphy of Moloko. Here he collaborates with none-other than Mina Spiler, lead singer in cult art-rock band Laibach (Mute Records). Having been the first western band the ever perform in North Korea, Laibach and Mina are nothing but legends in their own right so we are very humbled to have her on board for this release. But we do not stop here. Better (Of) Me comes with an incredible panel of remixers including man-of-the-moment Dave DK (Kompakt, Pampa Records) who, once again, showcases his incredible production skills and totally makes the track his own. Next, up-and-coming British duo Rose Tinted & Anna Be (Detone Records) give the track a warehouse techno makeover and finally, Christian Kroupa (Alleged Witches) serves a tasty plate of mid-tempo electronica.
released February 23, 2018
Written and produced by YILA
Vocals by Mina Spiler
Mastered by Mandy Parnell
Dave DK mixes mastered by Hans Frage at Deinklang, Hamburg