es ist ein neues jahr und wie kann man es besser feiern als mit einer neuen veröffentlichung und einem neuen künstler. als liluzu debütiert lachlan mcgeehan auf kalahari oyster cult mit what s your star sign. mcgeehan gehört zu australiens wachsendem pool an musikalischen talenten und kombiniert eine vielzahl von einflüssen und stilen, um zu seiner eigenen einzigartigen klangpersönlichkeit zu gelangen.
compiled by sofa, the second instalment in his recent series ties together eighteen artists, each venturing down their own musical path, to produce an audio atlas that transverses not only styles but also cultures and continents.
disparate musicians come from far and wide have been brought together across two slabs of beautifully mastered vinyl and, somehow, someway, found a jittering, skittering and juddering balance.
kalahari oyster cult presents the reissue of sought-after kwaito album singapore by mpumi. originally released in 1995 on kariba records, this album has been in the crosshairs of collectors for a long time. all tracks from the original lp were restored and pressed over 2lp for your listening pleasure. kwaito fans, your attention please: this lp was crafted and mixed by the pioneer producer arthur mafokate. comes with a gerd edit, for these club situations.
the third cut on kalahari oyster cult comes from erell ranson, a producer who combines the subtleties and depths of uk electronics with the groove of the us. hand in hand ep is a transatlantic marriage of machine music. warm sounds abound, lush pads and textured tones accompanied by pulsing toms and clean claps. melodies are flexible, bending and giving as moods change and harmonies unfold in effortless shifts. let ranson take you, hand in hand, to hear the beauty of the machine.
roza terenzi is the latest convert to the kalahari oyster cult, the australian producer debuts with four tracks showcasing her unique sound. influences come from far and wide, shifting between electro, house, techno and even early rave anthems. the space bleeps of -gigi- are soon interrupted by shouldering kick drums. samples stagger and stumble before key stabs cut through beats in this hazy piece of early morning elation. -mwah- maintains those euphoric moods. snapping snares slice through shimmering synthwork and soaring strings to keep the night grooving. darker tones enter with -rare high-, but these shades are soon brightened by arcing notes. acid lines squeak and squirm in this balancing act of disparate colours and chords. distant lands and exotic encounters are conjured for -soft-, perfumed percussion and meandering melodies mingle and merge for head swimming close of aromatic audio.
kalahari oyster cult proudly welcomes south italian cosmic rhythm label co-runner rhythm of paradise. features 3 version of the title track and a remix from the man cosmic garden! dive into the cosmic kalahari celebrating the amsterdam – bari connexion.
saturn fc and intergalactic kalahari oysters have agreed to the loan of the player interplanetary criminal for the next ep on kalahari oyster cult, pending the relevant mental health check-up. intergalactic kalahari oysters reserves the right to purchase the player when comes the end of the world. -we re delighted we ve been able to complete this transfer. signing interplanetary criminal was our squad s biggest wish,- commented kalahari oyster cult s label boss. -interplanetary criminal s out of body ep is a versatile ep, with 3 absolute belters and a very emotional jam. these tracks were tested and approved in club environment. interplanetary criminal is ready to kick off the season and there s no question that this transfer further increases the quality in our roaster.-
x-ray records catalogue is as under the radar as it is rich and ahead of its time. releasing between 1992 and 1994, most of the label s outputs were produced by raymond castoldi. although people primarily know castoldi for being the music director and organist in madison square garden, he also has a lesser known chapter of his life. in the early 1990s, raymond released 6 eps on his imprint x-ray records. by coupling his musical education with a four-on-the-floor club pattern, castoldi managed to create a jazzy vibe with spaceous sounds and keyboard jams, all coalescing into a relaxing atmosphere that would eventually become the signature sound of 90 s deep house. in partnership with castoldi, kalahari oyster cult delivers the goods once again: 11 tracks from the x-ray catalogue over a 3lp for your deejaying pleasure.
blow ya… blow… blow ya… i m gonna… for their second release and first reissue, kalahari oyster cult pay tribute to a highly influential label of the 90s: music station. over five versions of blow it up, tapp brings the ghetto back in the house and the vibe is second to none. classic!
jacy inaugurates the mysterious kalahari oyster cult with somewhere in the tapes . this audio artefact rumbles with bright and clean sounds. the influence of chicago and detroit is clear from the outset, rooted in the smooth and cerebral grooves of parallel trip . piano keys ebb and flow in the late night movements of dancing about bebu . those keys take centre stage for the house scented sounds of piano reprise . jacy comes full circle with the cruel and cold it s not hot but hit (disney rave mix) , a track of sinister synth stabs and spiralling samples. the cult s first vinyl pearl.