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The Magic Movement is back with more slow psychedelic swirlers for your next magic carpet ride, this time brewed by shamanic master Noema. 
The EP kicks off with the spiced up cosmic classic "Jourouadou", where a driving middle eastern rhythm, Arabic lyrics and a rolling bass lay the foundation for an ecstatic dance party, increasing the intensity until a hypnotic synth leads you the way up to the Tunisian night sky. Flip the record and it's "Zeluf" that hits you with a baggy psych groove on B1, unfolding arabesque chanting, Oud lines and a Marimba like synth during the journey. On B2 you will find the 'Underwater Fireplace Dub' of Gaye Su Akyol's "Dunya Kaleska", reclaimed from the depths of the Bosphorus for modern dance floor demolition. This Remix of the Turkish Singer-Songwriter is a masterfully crafted journey with unforeseen twists and turns, mingling her band with sounds of trains and bonfire.




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12" Info: Inc. 2 side A4 paper insert (What is Cozmico? - an open letter by Noema)

'Dipped in blues and marinated in jazz...' reveal the sales notes for this new record by Luca Musto for The Magic Movement. Reflecting on his father's immigration from Italy to Germany, "Once Upon A Grind" kicks things off with a bright and breezy downbeat number which recalls pot-drenched teenage bedrooms across the dimly lit northwest from 1996 - 2001, but with a touch more elegance and jazz than a 14 year skateboarder might pick up on. Littered with dub delay and a future world funk kinda groove, this melting pot of influences will keep THC-soaked minds active throughout whilst providing a stylish and classy setting for hotels snugs, All Bar Ones and over-hospitable craft food establishments across the UK. "Parabel" introduces itself with some exotic spoken word before dropping into a low slung chugger with token guitar part and rolling b-line. If this doesn't take you right back to 2008, dancing under the stars in Petrčane then I don't know what will - nu-cosmic never sounded so good! Soundtracking in the next day's sunrise comes "Let Me Down", the ultimate come-down number to languish in as the waves lap at your feet and the subject of your desires rushes off to source a Mojito and some extra boing, Musto's gently realized theme unfurls beautifully through its duration, making its intentions felt and making the whole record suddenly make sense. The story told, Iorie takes things to the Black Forest for a more polychromatic excursion; injecting the melodies with more dynamic, climaxing undertones high with desire and a coital lust. Mega stuff here, makes me wanna roll around naked in the sand whilst tripping my head off with a beautiful woman. And not many records make me wanna do that....

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Mega stuff here, makes me wanna roll around naked in the sand whilst tripping my head off with a beautiful woman. And not many records make me do that....

Nothing like some otherworldy lysergic electronseica to see your through these grey and uninspiring winter months. Crossing borders of different genres & cultural spheres, Yor Kultura deliver a superb EP on The Magic Movement. Comprised of three Rotterdam based producers and DJs - Danny, Raymon and Kris - together they their very own cozmik blend of tribal music, with Invisible Inc. the only obvious point of reference out of the new school. On the "Lotus" EP, Yor Kultura reveals a more melodic side of their musical realm. Gritty synth lines, strong percussion work and rolling basses invoke the spirits of places not yet discovered as we take a sonic route similar to that of the McKenna brothers' famous Amazonian expedition. While the three original tracks wallow in the paradisiacal exotica of their native terrain, Mehmet Aslan takes "Willow" out of the rainforest and onto the rolling plains, on horseback, for a galloping cosmic disco finale to ride off into the sunset. Imaginative and evocative music here from all involved.

For release number two, the Magic Movement conjures up another outstanding debut EP, this time from the exotically named Oceanvs Orientalis. The one man orchestra from Istanbul takes you on a mystical journey down the Silkroad to a place where slow timeless jams meet hypnotic club killers. Over a percussive foundation, Oceanvs Orientalis mixes traditional eastern instruments and chants with house and techno, never leaving the dancefloor out of sight. Title track "Khronos" sees the producer work a languid bassline into a lively polyrhythm before unleashing a symphonic piano melody and creating a moment of complete dancefloor immersion. "Leonardo" sees the producer delivering tripped out slo mo techno with all the strung out melody of a middle eastern souk. The exotic vocals are looped, echoed and screwed as Oceanvs Orientalis produces the perfect counterpoint to Jose Manuel's recent release on Joe's Bakery. On the flip, things get deep and psychedelic as "Ozunde Lyi Insanlariz" heads into the same fireside ritual as Rub N' Tug's superb remix of Wild Rumpus' "Musical Blaze Up". Proper trippy woodland vibes. Last but not least, "Night In Samarqand" gives it to us slow and sticky like the thickest Turkish coffee. Syrup basslines and organic percussion percolate while the producer replays traditional eastern melodies on synth, taking us somewhere far, far away. Great stuff from the debutant, and an instant entry to my record box. By melting oriental history into modern beats, Oceanvs Orientalis has created a whole new sonic universe: Contemporary Eurasian Dance Music.

Brace yourself for something truly special here as The Magic Movement turn to the soulful and spiritual saviour of the folkloric dancefloor, Nicola Cruz for their seventh release. 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. Alive with gorgeous melodies, sublime vocals and a truly infectious groove, this gem brings to mind those marvelous ethno-edits we heard from Nicolas Jaar all those years ago.
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. 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 mushy brew. When the edibles hit...

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Sublime sounds from Nicola Cruz here as he offers a gorgeous folk-lorica interpretation of a South American standard. Xique Xique, Crussen and Carrot Green do their thang on remix duty, pulling the original this way and that with a variety of mind expanding styles. A winner for the shamanic, cosmic and Balearic and even jazz crowds.


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