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Music / April 13, 2022

ATO recruits FLOHIO for ‘no caroline’ remix

FLOHIO and ATO by Tessa Nylen
Music / April 13, 2022

ATO recruits FLOHIO for ‘no caroline’ remix

Words: Dylan Murphy

It’s a London to Leeds link up as ATO makes good on his ones to watch status in a documentary-style showcase of the neighbourhoods that made him.

Last year, London-based rapper and singer ATO quietly dropped one of 2021’s stand out EPs in SIDE A. Today, he’s teamed up with FLOHIO to breath new life into the shapeshifting, standout cut ‘no caroline’.

Directed by Eve Mahoney, the visuals are shot between the area in Leeds where ATO’s father was raised and the area of London the rapper relocated to at 18.

Speaking on the release of the new remix, ATO says, “When ‘no caroline‘ was first made, there were a million ideas for which direction to take the song, so a remix felt inevitable. I wanted it to be in the same world of the original but with a new dynamic, to make it feel more like a rebirth than a remix. I’ve loved Flohio’s music for a minute! I believe she is one of the most unique and authentic artists in the UK. Putting Flo on the first verse felt like a natural way to kick off the song with new energy. Once Flo laid her verse, we started looking at ways to tie the new dynamic together. Following Flo, it felt like the hook needed something new. We came up with a response melody that was initially intended for me. Eden ended up laying down the demo and it just felt great, so we kept it that way. This approach captures the process of making the remix: being open minded to completely fresh ideas.”

Speaking in agreement, Flohio says, “Working with ATO made me appreciate the gems we usually have hidden in England when it comes to music, the song was something I gravitated to, so adding a verse was something I knew I wanted to do, definitely check his other projects.”

Watch the video for the ‘no caroline’ remix below:

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