French synth-pop maestro, Woodini, is set to release debut album, 113, on May 25th, which sees the artist effortlessly drawing on electronic, pop and funk influences resulting in a truly immersive soundscape. Collectively, the ten tracks juxtapose themes of hope and love over powerful, melodic rhythms.

The album will be preempted by new track ‘Sweatcloud’ – listen HERE – which he describes as the embodiment of movement, “I created it for the sole purpose of getting people dancing at my live shows. I needed that hi-octane energy I was feeling on stage to be transmitted to the crowd on the floor, I need everyone to go bonkers. I decide to do a test run on various cities in Europe and the result was always the same. People went crazy for it! So, I then thought, why not? I stick this track on my debut album, 113. It’s another facet of who I am.”

In the meantime, check out the top 10 timeless remixes that have influenced Woodini the most.

1. Francis Bebey – ‘Bissao (Pilooski Edit)’

“I think Electronic Music and African traditional music are really close in some way. Pilooski’s choice is really good and he did it so well. I like all those elements he adds on it.”

2. Yoko Duo – ‘Close These Curtains (Stimming Remix)’

“First I like so much the vocals. Stimming has so well reworked on it. The edit is smart and the bass is fire. Really hypnotic.”

3. Tuesday Born feat Dnaë – ‘Wake (Two Inch Punch Remix)’

“The original track is superb and Two Inch Punch keep the essence. This is a great remix, totally timeless.”

4. Rihanna – ‘Stay (Marius Hörsturz Edit)’

“I’ve already remixed Rihanna twice because her acapella is easy to find but I think Marius worked directly on the original track. His version is very deep. The way he pitched down the vocals and cut it is brilliant.”

5. Miguel – ‘Do You (Cashmere Cat Remix)’

“Cashmere is a genius! This is what I expect when I hear ‘remix’. He totally changes the track and gives it his own touch.”

6. Breezy Lovejoy – ‘P.Y.P (Mr. Carmack Remix)’

“Carmack is one of my favourite producers. He has the beat science. And Anderson Paak is one of the most talented Hip Hop/Soul singers of nowadays. Put them together and it could be dangerous!”

7. Hot 8 Brass Band – ‘Sexual Healing’ (Marvin Gaye Cover)

“Too much vibe here. Marvin is one of my favourite singers. The Hot 8 Brass Band gave so much love with this cover. Respect.”

8. Ariel Camusso & Persian Empire – Time (123Mrk Remix)’

“123Mrk has his own touch. He knows how to give a remix something very personal. This track is smooth and club at the same time.”

9. The XX – ‘You Got The Love’ (Florence And The Machine/Candi Staton Cover)

Jamie XX influenced my music so much. I like how he cut the vocals, how he played the beat/bass. He is a genius. Word.”

10. Woodini – ‘Jungle On Fire (Fybe:one Remix)’

“I asked Fybe:0ne to work on my song and he definitely gave the song another level. I only listen to his version today haha!”

Woodini’s self-released debut album, 113, is out on May 25th.

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Find Woodini’s playlist below and HERE.

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