Body & Soul is a collaboration between:
Atle (One Brother, Brother Brown)
Rodsten (Djuma Soundsystem)
Najaaraq (Dunkel Bar, Ung Flugt)
Cosmic tunes all day in the studio.
"Bogota’s Meridian Brothers release their delightfully surreal and playful album ‘Deseperanza’ on 24th September on Soundway Records. Traditional instruments, electronics and distorted vocals are dragged through an array of influences to create a world that is as original as it is unclassifiable.
Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers’ mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota. As with all of the Meridian Brother’s releases, every instrument on ‘Deseperanza’ was played and recorded by Eblis himself.”
San Francisco’s Safeword (Marc Smith and Clint Stewart) have been on a tear since forming last year in San Francisco. Right off the bat they’ve hit a stride with releases on fine labels such as Dessous, Paso Music and are currently remixing for the mighty Mobilee. This, their debut EP on Bad Animal titled “West Portal,” weaves down more soulful yet dark avenues. Deep vibes, smooth synths and silky vocals are perfectly accompanied by heavy, churning rhythms and reflections of acid house.
The legendary Smash TV lend their expertise to round off the EP with an acid house monster of a party jam. While still retaining the dusty soul of the original material, the duo has brought their Midas touch to Bad Animal with this golden rework. Massive stuff!
This fine EP will be released on vinyl late March, with the digital to follow shortly thereafter. For press inquiries or licensing contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safeword - West Portal
A1: West Portal
A2: Let Go
B1: Smoke (Smash TV Remix)
Beautiful snipit of ‘Cosmic Cart’ from the DJ Kicks compiled by Motor City Drum Ensemble, 2011.
House vibes alla Boston and NYC reminiscing.
From the album, ‘Time Incredible’.
I am wholeheartedly convinced that anyone who doesn’t have a healthy appreciation for this man’s voice has no real appreciation for art when they see/hear/experience it. I’ve always believed the job of art is to make you feel something, whether that feeling be ecstasy, downright disgust or discomfort. Disconnect yourself from your opinions and experience something as a vessel of which you can remove yourself from and say “Hey! That was shit! I hated that. And for that, that is amazing.” Cheers, Future Islands. You win.