NightNight — the electronic/alternative project led by Brooklyn-based musician Yasmin Maryam Haddad — artfully draws inspiration from iconic predecessors like Massive Attack, Garbage, Depeche Mode, and Bat for Lashes. With a seamless blend of analogue synths, cutting-edge technology, and live instrumentation, NightNight returns, boasting new remixes from Void Vision, legendary producer John Fryer, and more.
“On His Mind (John Fryer Remix)” and “Maybe It’s Too Late (Void Vision Remix)” are featured on NightNight’s Translations I, out now. The album also sees tracks from her ‘Love, Decayed’ reimagined by artists Aesthetic Perfection, Bob Frost, Klack, and Filth is Eternal.
For Haddad, working with her close friend Shari Vari of Void Vision was an obvious choice, as she admires her work. Their collaboration began when Haddad asked Shari to join NightNight as a duo for performances at Wave-Gotik-Treffen and Plague Noire festivals in Germany during 2022. The pair instantly clicked, and their work together continued.
For their live shows, Shari suggested remixing her favorite NightNight track, “Maybe It’s Too Late,” with the goal of increasing its speed, adding textures, and making it more danceable. Haddad praises the remix as a natural translation, stating that it could only have been done by someone who knows her and the music intimately.
Haddad also expresses excitement about collaborating with John Fryer. An avid fan of his work with This Mortal Coil and other artists, she was honored by the opportunity. During their initial conversation, Fryer asked Haddad for her expectations for the remix, to which she replied that she would be happy with whatever he envisioned. Fryer ultimately chose “On His Mind”, with Haddad expressing that the result exceeded her expectations, as the remix retains the original’s sense of fear and struggle while incorporating Fryer’s cinematic and spacious touch. Mixer Jeremy Cimino then transformed the track into a Spatial Audio mix.
Listen to the remixes below:
Yasmin Haddad’s rich musical journey began in the neon landscape of Las Vegas, surrounded by the music of icons like Bowie, Sinatra, Prince, and Santana. With Iranian and Moroccan American roots, Haddad found solace in music despite growing up in humble circumstances. A classically trained violinist since the age of ten, Haddad has performed with the UNLV Symphony and contributed to The Killers’ Sam’s Town as a teenager.
Now based in Brooklyn, Haddad brings her diverse musical background to her role as a bassist in The Wants. Her unique blend of classical training, rock and roll grit, and a deep appreciation for the sounds of her heritage make Yasmin Haddad a formidable force in the music world.