SALVADOR ARAGUAYA & SPANOL FOLHA DE JUREMA FEAT ARTURIA FM
12" Vinyl UK17.09.18
ltd repress !! contrary to the songs name, this interpretation of a traditional afro-brasilian candomble song, appears to be forged from mythical lost amazonian gold. recorded in sao paulo with an allstar cast of arteria fm (on vocal duties), salvador araguaya (caressing the viola caipira) & spaniol (stroking the baixo), steered by nicola s production prowess, this quartet delivers a melodic enhancement to the summer sun. as if the sun wasn t shining bright enough already, the single comes backed by a remarkable remixer ensemble procured from their duties as fellow sun-worshippers: xique-xique s dragonfruit mix is a wondrous journey full of surprising leaps and bounds, alternating between hypnotic electronics and organic song structure. saving the best til last he raises the energy whilst keep the beats low and the vibes ecstatic. hit ! crussen s creamy cocodub raises the energy whilst concentrating on a dubbed out groove, (that) classic crussen bassline and carefully sliced & re-appropriated vocals. finally in-house poster-boy carrot green s granola mix combines disco, deep grainy bassines, juicy bells and signature flourishes into a bowl of magical mind-whirling hip-spinning edible sex.
following his collaboration with nicolas jaar’s clown & sunset label, cruz has self-produced and self-recorded this landmark album. limited edition clear vinyl release plus cd, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
el origen is a collaborative project between chile s rodrigo gallano (matanza) and nicola cruz (zzk) exploring the folkloric musical traditions of south america. the a side is comprised of original compositions written, played and sung by rodrigo while nicola cruz remixes all the tracks on the b side, giving the sons his signature deep electronic vibe. the ep will be out on a special limited edition 12- with art composed by renown street artist ju mu monster.
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.
globe-trotting production heavyweight quantic collaborates with rising talent nicola cruz on an epic remix of puente roto from cruz’s debut album prender el alma. following the release of prender el alma (2015) and nicola cruz’s imminent global takeover, the young ecuadorian called on a crop of producers for remix duty. serendipitously, quantic, one of nicola’s inspirations, answered the call in his signature way with a bass-heavy, jazzy and psychedelic display of genius that will move any dance-floor that thrives on global beats. the release comes on limited edition 180g 12” vinyl - the b-side lovingly etched with a design.
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.
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.
on the magic movements latest trick, xique-xique from sao paulo paints a psychedelic panorama of the mysterious world of amazonia, full of waterfalls, bellicose woman, and an endless flora & fauna. by combining brazilian rhythms with elements of techno, dubby house and plenty of bird sounds they create a unique bunch of vivid slow jams to get lost in. being already a classic in the infamous circles, xaxoeira is finally available on vinyl ! this vibey masterpiece is the straightest of the bunch, a proper slow-mo house tune, with a dark flute sample and a broken organ that grinds its way into the deepest corners of your brain. nicola cruz (multi culti, zzk rec.) delivers a superb remix of xaxoeira which adds rolling percussions and delay madness to the original material.
turkish mystery man ali kuru is fast becoming one of leng s go-to artists. since joining the label in early 2016, he s released two superb eps, with a debut album of evocative musical blends – think dub, disco, downtempo grooves, humid exotica, and authentic middle eastern instrumentation – due to drop later this spring.
big remix package on this 12inch for three songs of mop mop s latest album -lunar love. kalbata, nicola cruz, dj khalab and sub_modu don t disappoint with their treatments on this single and deliver great new versions of the originals.
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.