French- African singer Juliet Ariel has released a South African collaboration remix of her hit single “Wish You Were Here” featuring Uthando hit-maker, DJ and producer Soa Mattrix.
“I’m delighted to release this mix to my fans in South Africa” says Juliet Ariel. “I’m originally from DRC, and although based abroad now, I have so much love for my fans in Africa”.
“Wish You Were Here” reads like a greeting on a postcard. It is an emotional Afro-Latin club ballad about a long distance relationship’s survival after the end of a summer love romance. The collaboration with Laylizzy in the original track, who is best known for his song “Wacko” with King 98 and Nasty C brings a new hip-hop perspective to her previously more tropical house inspired records.
The track is defined by a mesmerising mix of rhythm and emotion. Lo-fi effects on the drums and instruments bring intensity and suspense throughout the song. Juliet’s chilled toned vocals are vulnerable yet powerful while Soa Mattrix’s high-tempo amapiano beat brings a true South African feel to the song.