Shahin Kanafchian, better known as Eskai, has been thrust into the limelight this year, thanks to a series of highly supported original releases and remixes. The Bay Area-based talent has been refining his sound for a decade now, culminating in the impressive accomplishment of various hits this year that span the electronic music spectrum, from deeper progressive to peak-hour trance. Following the sweeping success of last year's "Tides" EP (which has received over a million total plays on Spotify), Eskai returns to our imprint with the feel-good house anthem "Mimi."
Eskai's life-affirming "Mimi" kicks off with a gentle house rhythm; a soothing and repeating piano motif soon joins the mix, as well as the central theme: a playful, marimba-backed lead melody. As the song patiently crescendoes, the arrangement becomes increasingly layered and dynamic, evoking a celebratory mood in the listener.