On his upcoming Shuffle Mode EP for the Cumba Mela imprint, NYC-based producer Atropolis (a.k.a. Adam Partridge) touches on immigration, a topic that’s been in the news a lot lately. Instead of venturing into the political debate, his simply titled “Immigrant” explores the human side of moving to a new land. He’s joined by Ani Challa on vocals on the percussive, hypnotic song. Together, they bridge electronic vibes with an understated flourish of Indian-inspired vibes.
Atropolis says, “‘Immigrant’ began with a mantra Ani’s mother taught him when he was a child. The production accompanies Ani’s dual identify as a first generation Indian immigrant who migrated to the south at the age of 6. The sentiment behind Ani’s lyric’s resonates deeply to me as a second generation Cypriot American. The fabric of this country is deeply rooted in migration. It’s important to celebrate being an immigrant as its value sometimes feels forgotten with today’s political climate.”
Ani Challa adds that the song is “a reflection on how any immigrant must feel leaving their old lives behind for a dream. The constant reassurance of oneself on who they are, why they are here, and how hard are you willing to push yourself to that dream to come true … being proud and remembering who you are is what we get to tap into. Spreading the love of our culture in sharing a different perspective on the American dream is what we get to start talking about!
Get a first listen below, and be sure to check the full EP on September 28.
Florian Kruse and Hendrik Burkhard joined forces last year as TheGround and released the promising Dediction EP on Steve Bug’s Audiomatique Recordings. The duo’s maiden musical voyage hints at even bigger things to come. As the pair continue to evolve their sound, Bug’s imprint have organized a mighty remix package, featuring interpretations by Stelios Vassiloudis, Jonas Saalbach and Fake Mood.
But wait, there’s more! We’re thrilled to world premiere the visually evocative music video for “Kingdom Of Crumbling Walls” featuring Vincenzo & Mi.li.an (Vincenzo Remix).
The visuals are extracted from the upcoming graphic novel Matching Belle – Diaries of a Homeless Heidi by Maximilian Schöngen and Ryan McLaughlin that was written by Samantha Cable and illustrated by Zaza Uta Röttgers.
Here’s a synopsis of the graphic novel:
After a door-slamming breakup, a naive young woman tries to stay off the streets by following the dating advice from a prostitute who’s been outsmarting men her entire life. Disguised as a Tinder-based love story, Matching Belle is a reflection of dating in the modern world and asks audiences to put a price on their own sexuality. This story gives a powerful, new face to modern-day homelessness.
Check the video below, pick up the remix below and read the full story soon here.
Composer/producer/musician/Lumière Noire boss Chloé has compiled Lumiere Noire Presents From Above Vol. I, a brand new compilation featuring hand-picked tracks from Markus Gibb, Ben Shemie, Sutja Gutierrez and Bajram Bili.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere Benedikt Frey’s “Iaon.” The German DJ/producer/founder of the Label Love Pain Sunshine & Rain, whose Artificial album was one of 2017’s top full-lengths, offers up a hypnotic, deeply dubby techno contribution to the 13-track affair.
Hit the play button below and be sure to check the entire compilation when it drops on October 26.
The Turbans are an energetic multi-member London-based dub/klezmer/gypsy band. In April, they released their world-music inspired self-titled debut on Six Degrees. Their album features musicians whose roots emanate from Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Greece, Spain and England.
Long-time friend and fellow Londoner GAUDI, who has played with the outfit in India, introduced the chaps to the folks at Six Degrees. The Turbans pay it forward by tapping him to reimagine their track “Aman” for the dance floor. We’re thrilled to world premiere his hypnotic, sweat-inducing remix.
GAUDI had this to say about his re-rub of”Aman”: “I personally picked this track and I reworked it with a different perspective and angle. I could feel it had an enormous potential as their next single but felt the track needed a different arrangement and approach in order to make it 100 percent solid and appealing to every type of music palate. The song was played without any click so it was very ‘live’ and quite difficult to create a constant solidity all the way through. I then created a fixed BPM and I adapted every single element to it. It was a very hard job, but the final result is so beautiful that every second I dedicated to this production was 100 percent worth it.”
Hit the play button below and get an exclusive first listen.