Jordanian house music duo Fairplay are just about to drop a fresh remix package for their latest single, “Latlal”, and we’ve got the exclusive on the remix from masked DJ and producer Hyenah.

Originally released via Zatar Music—the recently minted label from Berlin-based DJ/producer Phonique—the original was a driving, melodic house gem centered on the stunning vocals of Sahrawi singer Mariem Hassan. 

Hyenah’s remix offers a bright and breezy take on Fairplay’s original, keeping Hassan’s vocals as the focal point, but leaning more heavily into the Afro-house element and even stirring in some of the low-end grooves of Amapiano.

Speaking on how he first connected with Fairplay and how the remix came to be, Hyenah comments: “In the last few years, I experienced a stronger musical connection to the Arabic Scene and to the Middle East. I played more shows in places like Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt. It’s always an amazing vibe and the crowd really clicked with Afro-house. Eventually, Fairplay invited me over to Amman / Jordan and we had a real blast!                                                    

It’s a great feeling when the remix process happens naturally. There are many nice elements in the original that I could easily work with. I wanted to give it a bit more of a catchy late-night Afro-house feel: something to leave people with a happy feeling. And I wanted to play around with the Amapiano Logdrum sound. So, voila…”

The full collection of “Latlal” remixes drops tomorrow, February 3, with an instrumental version of Hyenah’s remix as well as a remix from Italian producer Spada.