Yousef Harnesses a Liberated Power on New 'Learn To Fly' Flip
May 19, 2023
2 min read
Releasing what we once were is the key to unlocking our full potential. Letting go of the past, shedding the limitations of what we once knew, and embracing growth with open arms is a transformative act of liberation, especially as an artist. Circus Recordings founder, Yousef, has never been afraid to explore beyond his comfort zone, in fact, he’s made a career out of it. It’s one of the reasons he is consistently in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs. Unafraid to do what must be done to bring justice to his audible artwork, Yousef recently took a knife to his 2022 single, “Learn To Fly,” and emerged with a new remix bright with kinetic, glitched-out energy.
Free from the weight of orchestrated synths, this latest flip instead charges ahead on the back of thunderous percussion. While largely unchanged, Afronaut Zu’s vocals reach new heights as its layered support assumes new chordal responsibilities. The one piece keeping this track from total USDA all-organic certification is the digitized glints breaking the chains of preconceived boundaries and limitations. Classic Yousef—imbuing the sounds of the future with human connection while injecting progress into the sonics of humanity.
As a DJ, producer, label owner, and events organizer, the Liverpool native stays busy. Summer is right around the corner, and you know that means a world-renowned curator like Yousef will be making the rounds in Ibiza and the global festival circuit. While many artists slow their release schedule in these times, he and Circus Records continued to roll out new material last summer despite a hectic season. This comes as no surprise considering many of the world’s top DJs count on the latest material from Yousef and Circus to keep their sets on the cutting edge. Will we see another fruitful summer of releases from the camp? Time will tell, but be sure to check back here for news on that front.