Infinity Ink’s ‘How Do I Love You’ (feat. Yasmin) is the band’s second single for new label Different Recordings, the electronic imprint of the [PIAS] group. Infinity Ink, aka Ali Love and Luca Cazal revealed their first material for Different – the acid-heavy ‘Too Strong’ – in February via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Both tracks will appear on their debut album set for release later in 2016.
Recorded in a studio in the hills of Northern Ibiza and later completed in London, ‘How Do I Love You’ (feat. Yasmin) is Infinity Ink’s contemporary take on original NY house music. A tribute to Queen Latifah’s ‘How Do I Love Thee’ – which Luca explains below – the track features a beautifully heartfelt vocal from UK vocalist and songwriter, Yasmin.
The original of ‘How Do I Love You’ is accompanied by two remixes from Detroit legend and owner of NDATL Records, Kai Alce (Main Remix and Flutstrumental), and a proper dancefloor mix from Luca Cazal & SLF.
Following Infinity Ink’s much-lauded live show debut at the 2015 closing party of Paradise at DC10 in Ibiza, the band played their first UK live show in March at Elrow in Birmingham; recent shows have included Miami (Get Lost), with forthcoming tour dates including New York (Mysterylands), Iceland (Secret Solstice Festival), London, Rome, Ibiza, and Istanbul.
Luca on the origins of ‘How Do I Love You’:
“Our friend Elliot used to work for Circoloco in Ibiza, one of main bookers, quite a character,” explains Luca of the song’s origins, “He asked us to record a cover version of ‘How Do I Love Thee’ by Queen Latifah, which was itself based on a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. He had us do a cover version so he could play it to a girl he was pursuing and impress her. It was recorded in a studio on the north of the island owned by Max Etnica, this big psy-trance guy, a very hedonistic environment. That’s how it started. We took it back to London and realised it needed a female vocalist. Yasmin was perfect. The original is spoken word but we turned the vocals into a melody so it’s more of a song-tribute than a cover version.”
Stream: Infinity Ink – How Do I Love You (Feat. Yasmin)
ABOUT INFINITY INK
Long-term friends, Ali and Luca’s musical journey includes various London bands, collaborations with The Chemical Brothers, Justice, and Roisin Murphy, and their work with Hot Natured (Ali and Luca are one half of the band), and the Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations crews. Their second single as Infinity Ink, ‘Infinity’, is a bonafide contemporary classic; it transcended early support from Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones to achieve crossover success across Europe.
After the success of ‘Infinity’, Ali and Luca put Infinity Ink on ice in order to write and tour the Hot Natured album, with Ali later releasing his own debut album on Crosstown, and Luca producing a slew of solo singles and remixes. They returned to the studio to work on new Infinity Ink material last year, and the pair are currently in the studio finishing songs for their much-anticipated debut album.