multi culti is honoured to reissue this 1996 classic by ghanian highlife legend gyedu blay ambolley, adding amazing remixes by red axes and johnny aux, as well as an in-house edit by dreems & thomas von party. a major force in afro-funk since the early 1970s, gyedu blay ambolley is considered the godfather of hiplife, transforming the highlife genre by adding elements of hip-hop, funk and jazz. the opportunity to reissue the amazing and influential simi rapp is one of the clear high points of the label s trajectory thus far. the reissue package is bolstered by an ecstatic rework by israeli gurus red axes, an early-morning anthem from master remixer johnny aux, and a laid-back house edit from multi culti executive shamans dreems and thomas von party. multi culti: voyaging through time, space and licensing agreements to bring you the best music the world has to offer
australian-canadian cult label release their third and final vinyl sampler from their sun gaze / moon faze compilation series. the cult flies ever closer to the sun with sonic assistance from peter power, 84pc, a1st, thomash, dj grount, lum & von party feat. naduve. we live in a beautiful world, ladies and dudes... cherish it in all it s different forms, love it and don t be afraid. never forget we re in this together: we are all in one mind. peter power pulls up the post peyote summer sunrise anthem, a sweet sing-a-long perfect for cult heart-opening exercises and shamanic morning rituals. tel aviv s 84pc, a trio comprised of malka tuti s katzi kenneth, asaf samuel and naduve, deliver a beautiful piece of sun-kissed guitar prog downtempo. mellow, melting, mental, magic mushroom music. a1st drops on a3 with a soaring, beautiful theme of sun memory, an ecstatic journey inward to the radiant heart of the universe. cult favourite thomash reworks calando fumando palho (released on his 2015 ep) into a hauntingly beautiful lunar version, balancing organics and synthetics like a psychedelic boss. japan s dj grount steps in to the party with dolmenzoo, a clap-jacking bell jam that runs up and down the inside of your mind. label guru von party calls in naduve to charm the psychic serpent on cobra kush, a slow-burning tribal trip-out best served with a fat spliff. finally, lum joins the familia with rosa, a ritual offering to pacha mamma, a gentle tribal call to realignment with our mother, the earth.
in our most private moments, we have often thought of multi culti as an educational enterprise: as you listen to our music and stare at our artwork, you are absorbing information in a way that might conceivably be defined as -learning.- our latest release brings this theoretically reasonable fantasy one step closer to fruition, as we welcome hamburg-based musician and composer andi otto (ph.d) to our roster of artists. a deep listening experience focused on repetition and timbre, bow wave was made using rare and unique instruments such as a special sensor bow for cello (and other string instruments) known as the -fello,- which otto developed during his residencies at the steim research centre in amsterdam. the album also features vocals from award-winning indian playback singer, actor, and tv anchor m.d. pallavi, a frequent otto collaborator, recorded while the two were touring japan. the digital edition of bow wave includes 10 tracks, while the six-track vinyl adds remixes by ecuadorian folklorica wizard nicola cruz and parisian adult disco purveyor golden bug, both of which will be released separately in a digital remix pack alongside reworks from brazil s ricardo vincenzo and norway s center of the universe. you are free to purchase all of them.
mytron & ofofo make multi culti great again with a full, fun, five-track ep. little is known about this freaky duo whose sound straddles opposing polarities, merging organics and synthetics, joining traditional textures with futuristic finish. these are sample-licious tracks that also feature original vocals and raw analog synths. they are noisy but clean, rough but smooth, soft and crunchy. on one hand, it s mad-cap multicultural disco funk as on si jambo (translated loosely as all good ) and 2tac onana, and on the other it s cybernetic weirdness and italo-inflected electro with non-binary joys on the venus holodeck and czary mary, which sounds like it could be the flip-side to sharivari. in between this binary divide is something for the mind, a brilliant piece of pop music that springs lightly into your brain with catchy bleeps, incredible vocoder, and a beat guaranteed to get the braindance party started.
nicola cruz polishes off a trippy tryptic of cult releases for multi culti with espÌritu. folklorica s chosen lord, nicola cruz has shepherded the masses from the church of high tempos and brought trance-formed revellers down to earth with his fusion of crisp electronics and organic, indigenous vibrations. miraculously, he has brought this style of music to europe s major big room clubs and huge festival stages worldwide, pleasing crowds in the habit of being hypnotized by homogenous house music. espìritu de protección opens as a revelation, two seconds into the groove and you re deep in the tribe. you re dancing, everybody s dancing, things dub out, melt down, and a haunting vocal wisps through the room, tickling the crowd from their tailbones to their pineal glands. just as you recover from that spell, in fly the flutes. every yogi in the vicinity sways into the front and all of a sudden, you know you re getting laid tonight. that s the kind of power we re dealing with: cruz control. it s so potent we had to carefully extract the flute-a-pella and serve it up separately to use as a cult dj tool. on the flip side, not one but two slamming remixes of tzantza from disco halal-defekting russian duo: simple symmetry. vinyl lovers rejoice in the supreme exclusivity on the digitally unavailable folklorica dub, a supreme tranceformational party tool with enough flute to elevate the mind of the many.
multi culti s lucid-lifestyle dreamer peter power takes us on a free-wheeling trip to the motherland on afro damba. the irish-born voodoohop resident has returned from the jungles of bahia with a fresh ep of primal party tracks sampling voices and rhythms from across africa and it s neighbouring islands, producing what is easily his most club-oriented work to date. whereas his tracks for voodoohop were spiritual flute-heart-openers, these are neo-pagan mating-ritual floor-fillers. the rhythm is set to tribal chug, with rollicking percussion, reverb-soaked vocals, and all the fun jangly bells & bits you expect to be hanging off such a well-traveled producer. if that weren t enough, we enlisted romanian-dance-duo khidja to rework adama waro resident mix-lord dreems also weighs in with a subtle remix of dansakoni, gently upping the tempo and tweaking the knobs in selfless service of the original groove.
multi culti co-founder dreems has nominated you to join him on a twelve-legged race through the geopolitical wilderness alongside noted matesmen jagma, dj oi, von party and a hippie from byron called lukaknown for his 13-minute remixes, ambient soundcloud sleep aids, and globally-hyperconscious dj sets, australian wizard dreems joins life partner von party on the title track, smelting 303, dessert drones and bells in his australian wizard s cauldron.
ecuador s rising son, nicola cruz, returns to multi culti with cantos de vision, a truly visionary ep backed by remixes from jaja, argentinian uji, and multi culti s own thomas von party. one of the core artists in multi culti s diverse catalog of globally-inspired dance music, nicola cruz is deservedly becoming the poster-boy for a new wave of producers that fuse indigenous sounds with internationally professional production, creating something entirely new, sonically. it s a genre that multi culti ambassadors dreems & thomas von party refer to as folklorica, a psychedelic replanting of folkloric roots, and nowhere is it more skilfully executed than on nicola s tracks. following up on his debut lp for latin america s indie powerhouse, zzk records, the return to multi culti sees cruz sharpen his focus toward igniting the downtempo dance-floors that have slowly been gaining ground in clubs and festivals recently. this new club sound is at the fore on lead track tzantza, already an integral part of nicola s live shows and dj sets at festivals like sonar and mutek.
after a few years spent in quiet reflection during his introduction to the wonders of fatherhood, in relationen emerges as both a refined and mature comeback, as well as a distinct new beginning for the long-time berlin producer. the pensive character, delicate emotional undertones, and careful lines drawn with precise tension across restrained arrangements may sound familiar to fans of his earlier work, but there is now a greater sense of calm, an openness that rewards listeners both on and off the dance-floor. as contemplative as it may be, in relationen still rocks, particularly on the title track, where a frontal psychedelic guitar line gently weeps across a haunting, hypnotic field of rhythm. the krautrock influence runs deep, not in a superficial way but in the depths of the music: atop the rolling, pastoral grooves, the vibe of a bright german mind reorganizing itself to a new framework, re-aligning to a fresh phase of life, finding deeper communion with the world through the discovered balance of inner peace
red axes s massive waiting for a surprise gets new remixes from heavy hitters audion, moscoman, manfredas and multi culti label-man thomas von party. the jewel in the crown of israels underground music scene, red axes have produced a steady stream of hits on labels like permanent vacation, i m a cliché, crosstown rebels, and the freaky all-inclusive multi culti where they dropped what became, somewhat surprisingly, their biggest hit to date with waiting for a surprise. the dark, stripped down disco bomb had one of the most memorable hooks of the year in singer abraos staccato chorus, a late night voodoo incantation that was always begging to be remixed
multi culti s astrological archive expands into vinyl-phase #2 with deep lunar trips and solar worship from nicola cruz, moscoman, zongamin, manfredas, umoja and crowdpleaser feat mah mood. fly with us, friends - we have places to go, faces to see, sounds to collect and feelings to make.
multi culti present a vinyl sampler from their recently released japan only compilation. featuring music from label stable-mates thomash, dreems, colo & xanga as well as appearances from mickey moonlight and comemes daniel maloso.
12inch incl. mp3 download voucher (sticker on the front). multi culti imagineer dreems reworked by michael mayer and valentin stip. track no 3 rainy day is vinyl exclusive - and not on the digital release!
(12inch vinyl with 7inch size label stickers) championed by the likes of seth troxler, guy gerber and tiga, the former footprintz member turned solo star has set his musical sights on the incense-filled multi culti chill-out room
comes with voucher to download multi culti mc001 & mc005 - sticker on front, shrink-wrapped. the psychedelic exoticism of dreemss debut single, beautifully reworked by axel boman, thomash, and the resident multi culti production team.
new artist dreems to new turbo label / multi culti, a label focusing on seriously psychedelic, shamanic, tripped out music. the adventure begins with three dubbed-out visions from the depths of australias vibe country, feat. a collaboration with mystery mate jagma