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Salad Days Magazine | July 14, 2024

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Yogi featuring Ayah Marar – Release & Festival New

Yogi featuring Ayah Marar – New single ‘Follow U’ out on Ministry of Sound in September – Ayah Marar will be playing V Festival and That Mixmag Thing + a string of shows this summer

Introducing ‘Follow U’, Ministry of Sound’s latest dancefloor killer and the coming together of Yogi - one of the most exciting young producers in the UK – and Ayah Marar –the hottest new talent to emerge from dance music. The single has already received several Radio 1 plays from Annie Mac, Mistajam and Fabio & Grooverider. Having already secured a Top 10 hit with Wretch 32’s ‘Traktor’, the Brent Cross born producer Yogi began DJing in clubs at 16 and has since carved out a reputation for himself as the UK’s go-to producer after working with stalwarts of the scene: Professor Green, RoxXxan, Wale, Bashy, Plan B and Lethal Bizzle. He now adds his magic touch to Ayah Marar. Born in Jordan and with little exposure to underground dance music, Ayah Marar moved to the UK when she was 17 and proceeded to immerse herself in the drum ‘n’ bass scene: starting her own label, putting on clubnights including a residency at Herbal and touring as an MC. Alongside adding guest vocals to tracks on Hospital Records and the Metalheadz label, after meeting Calvin Harris in a record shop, she collaborated with him on his early singles and then joined Paul Epworth in the studio whilst adding vocals to Jack Penate’s second album. ‘Follow U’ will be followed by Ayah Marar’s debut album out in 2012.
Layering heavy dubstep beats, atmospheric trance-inspired synths with lingering piano keys and Ayah Marar’s powerful echoing vocals, ‘Follow U’ is set for release on September 11th through Ministry of Sound. It will be backed by a slew of remixes including EPIC, Youth Kills, Trolley Snatcha, Xilent, Star One, Artificial Intelligence, Submerse and Michael Delinquent. Yogi and Ayah Marar will be celebrating the release with a special single launch – more details to follow soon.
Ayah Marar – upcoming UK shows
Friday 1st July – That Mixmag Thing @ Queen of Hoxton, London
Saturday 9th July – 100 Years of Ritzy @ The Ritzy Cinema, London
Friday 15th July – Let’s Go Crazy @ The Coronet, London
Thursday 21st July – Youth Kills @ Hoxton Pony, London
Friday 19th August – V Festival, Weston Park, Stafford

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