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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

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    Turiya Nada - Arakara: Ecstasy of the Awake - Ancient Siddhar Yoga Resonance

    Turiya Nada - Arakara: Ecstasy of the Awake - Ancient Siddhar Yoga Resonance

    Turiya Nada
    Arakara: Ecstasy of the Awake - Ancient Siddhar Yoga Resonance
    Label: White Swan

    While most musicians don’t aspire to actually live the life of a yogi. Turiya Nada (aka Tapasyogi Nandhi) is the exception to that rule. And part of living that lifestyle for him involves sharing ancient consciousness-raising Siddhar chants and mantras with the world. On this release, 21st century electronic soundscapes float behind and around these powerful chants to evoke and enrich the vital message and power of Oneness in an effort to awaken your inner guru.

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    Beats Antique - A Thousand Faces - Act II

    Beats Antique - A Thousand Faces - Act II

    Beats Antique
    A Thousand Faces - Act II
    Label: 10 Spot

    Act 1 was a phenomenal look into the hero’s journey and Act II takes you even further while capturing nearly the same intensity, dynamics and imagination, but with other flavors and twists. Hopping and skipping across a vast sea of musical genres, their compositions are invigorated by a broad spectrum of cultural and geographical rhythms, tones and approaches, while undeniably being Beats Antique. Brilliantly beautiful!

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    David Starfire - Awakening

    David Starfire - Awakening

    David Starfire
    Awakening
    Label: Amrita Recordings

    A world-renowned producer/composer/multi-instrumentalist/DJ that has worked with numerous electronic musicians as welll as had songs featured in many TV, cable, movies and video games. Awakening is an invigorating juxtaposition of ethnic grooves throbbing with exquisite electronic psydub buoyancy.

    David Starfire WebsiteDavid Starfire FacebookDavid Starfire Wiki

    Fine Alarm Funk - Abandonearth

    Fine Alarm Funk - Abandonearth

    Fine Alarm Funk
    Abandonearth
    Label: CD Baby

    Even though the album is themed as, “A DIABOLICAL journey to the center of the Earth and the subsequent DESTRUCTION of the planet!!!” you probably aren’t expecting what this 9 member heavy funk outfit from Vancouver has cooked up for you as they blast through a barrage of breakneck Balkan brass n punk infused musical roller coaster rides while vocally sounding like a gruffer Gogol Bordello. Surprising and refreshing!

    Fine Alarm Funk WebsiteFine Alarm Funk Facebook

    AtYyA - Aurical

    AtYyA - Aurical

    AtYyA
    Aurical
    Label: Merkaba Music

    Viscous rhythms bubble to the surface next to interstellar clips and catches while alien cascades of rhythmic simplicity are buoyed about by dreamy distractions, throbbing bass and other energetic quandaries on this brief yet beautiful electronic escapade from AtYya (pronounced “Ah-Tye-Ah”). One of the many amazing performers that can be found at the 2015 Infrasound Festival (infrasoundfestival.com).

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    Adham Shaikh - Basswalla

    Adham Shaikh - Basswalla

    Adham Shaikh
    Basswalla
    Label: Black Swan Sounds

    Pioneering work in the “global bass” style, Canadian musician Adham Shaikh’s Basswalla release culminates his 25-year dedication to creating and perpetuating the global fusion side of electronica. The suffix “-walla” indicates mastery in a particular discipline in India and so it is used here as an accent to his dedication as well as his return to his Indian roots. Traditional Indian rhythms and beats are spiced up with bass heavy electronica creating sensational palettes of saucy dance delectables to sample and savor.

    Adham Shaikh WebsiteAdham Shaikh Wiki

    Kai Altair - Shapeshifter: Dreamwalker Remixes

    Kai Altair - Shapeshifter: Dreamwalker Remixes

    Kai Altair
    Shapeshifter: Dreamwalker Remixes
    Label: Kai Altair

    Hailed as a ‘Modern Day Mermaid’, Kai Altair’s music is an ode to the ancient with futuristic flourishes and poppy etheric vocals. Featuring some of today’s top electronic high consciousness dj/producers (Desert Dwellers, Govinda, David Starfire, Kaminanda), and boasting a cover by Mugwort, this remix release is set to expound her wonders to a whole new audience in a whole new way.

    Kai Altair WebsiteKai Altair FacebookKai Altair Wiki

    Astral Waves - Genesis

    Astral Waves - Genesis

    Astral Waves
    Genesis
    Label: Altar Records

    Astral Waves is DJ Zen (aka Gabriel D), creator of Altar Records, and one of the pioneers of the Canadian psytrance scene. Genesis is a carefully crafted psychill journey inspired by tribal drummming, world chants and nature itself, with an underlying goal of activating your inner Warrior of Light. Are you ready for your activation? Let’s begin.

    Astral Waves WebsiteAstral Waves Facebook

    An-Ten-Nae - Medicine

    An-Ten-Nae - Medicine

    An-Ten-Nae
    Medicine
    Label: Muti Music

    (Muti Music)
    His sound is called Acid Crunk. With genre defining tenacity, An-Ten-Nae has released several Top 10 charting “Acid Crunk compilations”, garnering over 1,000,000 downloads to date. Medicine offers new bass heavy rhythmic interfaces into his Acid Crunk style and performance with blissful raptures and a few key samples. Great stuff!

    An-Ten-Nae WebsiteAn-Ten-Nae Facebook

    Art Paul Schlosser and Friends - Duet Right

    Art Paul Schlosser and Friends - Duet Right

    Art Paul Schlosser and Friends
    Duet Right
    Label: Art Paul Schlosser

    What could be better than a new Art Paul Schlosser record? An Art Paul record with 26 songs harnessing more than that many of his friends!  Recorded in various studios at various times, with wildly varying degrees of production, this long time Madison musician, often seen playing on street corners with his acoustic guitar and kazoo, shows off many of his tried and true “hits” here including Cookie, Bubbles, Purple Bananas on the Moon, Pink Pants and I Want To Hold Your Toe. Always eclectic, off the wall and never boring!

    Art Paul Schlosser and Friends WebsiteArt Paul Schlosser and Friends FacebookArt Paul Schlosser and Friends Wiki

    Living Light - The Great Attractor

    Living Light - The Great Attractor

    Living Light
    The Great Attractor
    Label: Desert Trax

    After perfecting her keyboarding craft in the pioneering live electronic hybrid Psylab, Eartha Harris created the Living Light project in 2012. Several years and releases later, in between playing at festivals around the world plus teaching nutritional workshops and yoga classes, she brings us The Great Attractor, a delightfully dreamy psydub offering that bounces global beats amid multitudinous layers of consciousness infiltrating psychedelia and soothing succulent star struck melodies.

    Living Light WebsiteLiving Light Facebook

    Beanpole - All My Kin

    Beanpole - All My Kin

    Beanpole
    All My Kin
    Label: Chimera Music

    As the story goes, this release was penned many years ago by an artist known as Beanpole, but it wasn’t until Sean Lennon heard these erstwhile commercially non-viable concoctions that the songs got green lighted for release. This is a sad carnival of extremely warped, bizarre and outlandish melodies, which include lyrics about food, farming, and mutants. All My Kin, features recordings from between 1984 through the late Nineties (and in reality features Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde, but were birthed by Derek Greenberg and Adam Gates).

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