From the award-winning albumÂ Â Universal Frequencies by global producerÂ Adham Shaikh, comes the much anticipated Refractions Volume 1Â the remix album featuring some of the best global producers currently blending, bending, refracting and reflecting the sonic landscapes that whirl around them.
Refractions vol 1 is the first release of aÂ 2 volume set of funkin, dubsteppy, breakbeating, psy-dubby glitch-hoppin electro-tribal journeys toÂ transport listeners blissfully around the globe.
Featured remix artists include
Bluetech, Nickodemus, David Starfire ,Jef Stott,Â Mat the Alien, Kaya Project, Spoonbill, Tripswitch, Desert Dwellers, Jpod the Beat Chef, Timothy Wisdom ,Tarun Nayar of Dehi2Dublin, Sound Nomaden, Squazoid, Grandpa Funk ,Â Â Â Â Â Echo Pilot, BeatFarmer,Â and Kashoo.Â
Volume 1 features remixes by Bluetech, Nickodemus, David Starfire , Adham Shaikh , Matt the Alien, Jpod the Beat Chef, Timothy Wisdom, Squaoid, and Tarun Nayar of Delhi2Dublin fame
also an exclusive remix of â€˜desert dubâ€™ by jef stott that will be featured on his forthcoming album â€˜arcanaâ€™ on six degree’s
Refractions is a mystical journey set in motion by Timothy Wisdom’s early morning, bass heavy exploration of the mohan veenaÂ at the â€˜crossroadsâ€™. This floating sojourn upon the carpet is quickly brought back to earth as Matt the Alien conjures a chunky, bass heavy wobbler grounded in heavy 909 to honor the magical vocal of Jornick’s â€˜Rasta Water prayerâ€™.
Out of this liquid buoyancy, Adham Shaikh imagines a pilgrimage to a celestial dub cabaret as he re-interprets his popular tune â€˜Rug Rippinâ€™Â which creates the perfect space for Bluetech’s upbeat hypnotic revamping of â€˜Carpet Breakerâ€™ thatâ€™s guaranteed to get everyoneâ€™s inner dervish spinning. The whirling and twirling shifts into overdrive as David Starfire encourages listeners to dive into another intensely energetic bass stepping, wonky churn through â€˜Rug Rippin.â€™
Then Jpod the beat chef gets his funk on with a Glitch hopping interpretation of â€˜the water prayerâ€™ that will surelyÂ =send everyoneâ€™s molecules dancing and celebrating into orbit. Before we can catch our breath, Adham Shaikh raises the spirit of bass heavy mountain culture with a glitch hopping redress of â€˜Coupe Decaleâ€™ that leads into Nickodemusâ€™ sublime dubbed journey through â€˜Kundalini Fuelâ€™Â that features a masterful duduk performance from Boris Sichon that is perfect for an early morning set or intentional dance floor.
From France comes Squazoid with a fresh liquidy psydub infused remix of â€˜New Dayâ€™ that perfectly builds the mood from half tempo dub to the dubby progressive trance of the second half.Â â€˜Euro Kuduroâ€™ is an electrically masterful blend of two powerful styles brought together by the talentedÂ Delhi2Dublin creator Tarun Nayar.Â Picking up from there, German producer Sound Nomaden offers a stripped down pumped up gypsy swing interpretation of â€˜Carpet Breakerâ€™ that is full of Euro charm.
If you have ever partied in the kitchen and ignored the rest of the house, youâ€™re like BeatFarmer and understand the importance ofÂ crucial Kitchen party mix tunes and will love the beets and treats heâ€™s cooked up for your party pleasure.Â Finally,to usher our journey through the continents and styles safely home to earth, Kashoo brings it all back home with a jazzstepped edit of the water prayer.
I hope you enjoy these tunes as much as i do!