IBEYI Launch New RLR Remix Of ‘River’ & UK/EU Headline Tour

IBEYI Launch New RLR Remix Of ‘River’ & UK/EU Headline Tour



Bloody brilliant. ~ The Sunday Times

Following last months’ news of their new single ‘River’ (taken from their now critically acclaimed debut album), today Ibeyi release an exclusive remix of the track by Richard Russell under the guise of his ‘RLR’ project.


RLR is a new musical project helmed by Richard Russell (who produced Ibeyi’s eponymous debut album) He recently collaborated with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to create ‘I Am Paint’ a single that is currently grabbing headlines with the unusual methods applied to getting a copy. Buying the single didn’t require money, instead opting for a system of barter. Fans were invited to make anything they desire and exchange it for a hand-painted vinyl.


Meanwhile, Ibeyi recently made their UK live debut with a sold out show at London’s Bush Hall, followed by a sell out North American tour. They have now extended their global tour well into the summer. Full listings below:


9th May                                    Midi Festival                                        Toulon

12th May                                  Islington Assembly Hall                   London

14th May                                  The Great Escape                             Brighton

17th May                                  Les Nuits Botaniques                          Brussels

22nd May                                 Stereolux                                             Nantes

23rd May                                  Festival Papillons de Nuit                    Saint Laurent de Cuves

24th May                                  Festival Art Rock                                Saint Brieuc

26th May                                  Primavera Sound                                Barcelona

29th – 30th May                       Festival Les 3 Éléphants                     Laval

31st May                                  L’Astrolabe                                          Orleans


4th June                                   Rockhal                                               Esch Sur Alzette

5th June                                   Heartbeats Festival                             Port Fluvial d’Halluin

6th June                                   La Laiterie                                           Strasbourg

13th June                                 L’Edition Festival                                 Marseille

17th June                                 NXNE                                                  Toronto

20th June                                 Central Park Summerstage                New York

21st June                                 Arts & Ideas                                        New Haven

22nd June                                World Café Live                                  Philadelphia

26th June                                 Rock Werchter                                   Werchter

27th June                                 Glastonbury Festival                           Pilton


1st July                                    Days Off Festival – Philharmonie       Paris

3rd July                                    Montreux Jazz Festival                       Montreux

4th July                                    Les Eurockéennes                              Belfort

6th July                                    Mojotic Festival                                   Sestri Levante

7th July                                    Unaltrofestival                                     Milan

9th July                                    Nice Jazz Festival                               Nice

11th July                                  Pohoda Festival                                  Trencin

17th July                                  Longitude Festival                               Dublin

18th July                                  Latitude Festival                                  Southwold

19th July                                  Melt Festival                                        Gräfenhainichen

24th July                                  WOMAD Festival                                Malmesbury

25th July                                  Secret Garden Party                          Huntingdon

30th July                                  Les Nuits De Fourviere                       Lyon

31st July                                  Esperanzah!                                        Floreffe


2nd August                               Fiest’a Sète                                         Sète

12th August                              Musikfestwochen                                Winterthur

13th August                              Haldern Pop Festival                          Haldern

14th August                              Way Out West Festival                       Gothenburg

15th August                              Oya Festival                                        Oslo


2nd November                         Concorde 2                                         Brighton

3rd November                          Koko                                                    London

4th November                          Trinity                                                  Bristol

6th November                          Oobleck                                              Birmingham

7th November                          Brudenell                                             Leeds

8th November                          Gorilla                                                  Manchester

10th November                        King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut                    Glasgow

Hear the remix here:

Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father’s culture, Yoruba.


Yoruba travelled from West Africa to Cuba with slavery in the 1700s. The Yoruba people have the highest twinning rate in the World, and twins occupy an important position within Yoruba culture. Ibeyi is pronounced “ee-bey-ee” and translates as “Twins” in Yoruba.


Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruba, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers grown up in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences.

For more information contact:

 Ibeyi official website / Ibeyi Facebook / Ibeyi Twitter  / Ibeyi Instagram

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