PREMIERE: REX & LYDA Ft. VanaVana – Aksum (Original Mix) [Sol Selectas]

The 45 million Ethiopian Orthodox Christians are convinced that the “Ark of the Covenant” was brought 3,000 years ago to the holy city of “AKSUM”, where it is kept. The Ark is said to contain the “Tabot”, as the “Tablets of the Law” are called in Ethiopia, and untold power.

REX & LYDA present their new single titled: “AKSUM”. A new sonic adventure exploring the mystical textures of “Afro House”, with a mix of ethnic overtones, powerful electro synths within its characteristic “Organic/Progressive” line, and a hypnotic cadence of drums. Vocally, LYDA invites us to a ritual of passion in beautiful Spanish, accompanied by a mantra sung by VanaVana, REX’s daughter, who at 9 years old makes her debut in the music industry. It was mastered by Fresen, a renowned Colombian producer in charge of the Ten Systems duo, and known for his impeccable work with Rufüs and Stephan Bodzin.

“AKSUM” will be available from mid-March 2023 on all digital platforms under the support of the international label SOL SELECTAS (USA). Its unique and mystical sound managed to seduce SABO the CEO / A & R, who did not hesitate to include Colombian artists in his glamorous label, and they will have the honor of being part of the “GLOBAL ENTRY 4” compilation; and share a catalog with such influential artists as: Goldcap, DJ Chus, Blond:ish, Yamil, Germán Brigante, Sabo, Giovanny Aparicio, Yaku, among others. This release is the key to a new tour scheduled for CENTRAL, SOUTH AMERICA and EUROPE throughout 2023.


Songwriters: Mario Jiménez (Rex Goske) & Lyda Villamarín (Lyda).

Music Producers: Rex & Lyda.

Mixed by: Rex Goske/Fresen.

@ Da Goske Studio (Colombia).
@ F&L Mixing & Mastering (Colombia).

Mastering by: Andres Ortiz Fresen
@ F&L Mixing & Mastering (Colombia).

Label: Sol Selectas (USA).

Los 45 millones de cristianos ortodoxos Etíopes están convencidos de que el “Arca de la Alianza” fue llevada hace 3,000 años a la ciudad sagrada de “AKSUM”, donde es resguardada. Se afirma que el Arca contiene el “Tabot”, como se denominan en Etiopía las “Tablas de la Ley” y un poder incalculable.

REX & LYDA presentan su nuevo sencillo titulado: “AKSUM”. Una nueva aventura sonora explorando las místicas texturas del “Afro House”, con una mezcla de tintes étnicos, poderosos synths electro dentro de su caracerística línea “Organic/Progressive”, y una hipnótica cadencia de tambores. Vocalmente LYDA nos invita a un ritual de pasión en un bello español, acompañado por un mantra cantado por VanaVana, la hija de REX, quien a sus 9 años hace su debut en la industria musical. Fue masterizado por Fresen, reconocido productor colombiano al mando del duo Ten Systems, y por sus impecables trabajos con Rufüs y Stephan Bodzin.

Sol Selectas specializes in deep tribal dance music, incorporating folkloric sounds and ancient rhythms, focusing its sound on deep mystical dance music, guiding its listeners into the future with positive intention. Started in New York City in 2006 by DJ / Producer SABO. Sol Selectas captures a wide array of multi-cultural sounds, enlisting up and coming underground producers from all over the globe, as well as prominent well known producers in the industry such as Acid Pauli, Nicola Cruz, Satori, Nico Stojan, Uner, Blond:ish, David Mayer, Audiofly, Be Svendsen, Unders, Canson, Matanza, and more. For more information on our artists, events, and releases coming soon, check out

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