Premiere: Ivaylo – Smooth Layla

Stream Smooth Layla taken from Ivaylo’s Æ way on Cassy’s Kwench Records

Ivaylo’s hit a new stride in the studio, and fresh off the back of his Full Pupp debut, he’s back on Cassy’s Kwench with three originals on an EP called Æ way, doffing his cap Jaeger’s way in the title of the track. Lead single, “Smooth Layla” can be streamed today in full with the official release of the record. It finds Ivaylo in club floor summer mood, with his signature take on percussion leading us through a tempered, progressive House arrangement. “It’s just proper House music,” he told us an interview earlier this year about the release, and the results stand for themselves.

here’s what Cassy had to say about it: “Ivaylo has good energy, he’s incredibly talented and we connect because he’s also been wrapped up in music for a long time, he’s always exploring ways in which he can grow as a producer and he’s in it for the right reasons. I’ve played at Jaeger Club a handful of times, spending time with him and have seen how his presence can lift a room and this feeds directly into the music he creates. I love these three tracks. We picked them out for the label a while ago, they’ve got that sought-after timeless quality and I’m looking forward to finally getting them out there.”

Sandwiched between the Full Pupp release, and a new record on his own Bogota imprint, Ivaylo is currently riding the crest of a wave of releases, and with rumours of an LP and a Techno record for Rett i Fletta in the works, the Bulgarian via Oslo DJ and Jaeger mix resident is stepping in to a new era as a producer. You can read more about this Cassy release in an interview with Feeder and catch Ivaylo in our booth over the weekend at the Bogota Records showcase with Jarle Bråthen and in his weekly Jaeger mix slot on Sunday.

*Æ way is available now via beatport.