Intimacy is something the Artist moving in Truth cannot avoid. There is no objective separation from the creation. The toil of transmutation is the price of the ticket. True artistry involves “risk” that cannot be mitigated…
Music is not my career, hobby, or passion… it is my LIFE. It is as essential as oxygen. I have been blessed on this path and it is to that blessing i repay my debt with creation. The music will flow regardless of the external. That is the discipline. That is the mandate. I hope that you gain sustenance from this music. That it inspires you to hold high your Flame in the darkness…
AYBEE visits his o1o moniker again with Beats, Slap, Red Beans, and Comets…..
The “Future Reference EP” see’s Deepblak label head AYBEE pushing ever forward into the outliers of electronic rhythms. Always avoiding convention “The Future Reference EP” continues to expand on the producers affinity for forward thinking dance music rooted in soul expression.
As we enter the later days of Summer i put together this mix to keep the Sun flowing. Hope you enjoy! – AYBEE
After shifting through a few different monikers the last year Deepblak Rhythm Czar Afrikan Sciences returns to form. Laced always with his elastic funk forward grooves the “Reciprocity” EP continues to build on his legacy. One that has consistently morphed diasporic rhythms into new colors. Creating new space on the dance-floor as well inside the mind. Four independent yet intertwined tracks all meant to make you oscillate inward outward.
Written and produced by Eric Porter.
Release date: February 5th, 2018
AYBEE mix for the multi-talented Portable/Bodycodes Paris RinseFM show. Some deep soul travels… Mix in the 2nd hour.
The Passage EP brings together two of the chief champions of far reaching sounds in AYBEE, and Lars Bartkuhn. Bartkuhn best known for his work with his iconic (NEEDS) imprint, and AYBEE for his boundary pushing ethos at (Deepblak). A project spawned of mutual love, and respect the two met at an impromptu jam performance at the Xjazz Fest where the seeds were planted for further collaboration. Committed to stretching out beyond tight parameters they sought to capture the spirit of the dance. As “The Astral Walkers” they set out to combine the fearless freedom of the Jazzfunk era with the endless possibilities within electronic music.
Release Date: October 2017
I had the pleasure of joining Josey Rebelle of RinseFM fame for her Weekly sunday ritual. Longtime admirer of her show, so when i got the request i was more than happy to participate. Short mix but i think will enjoy. – AYBEE
Woke this morning, and I was thinking about what to play on the Radio show. In a brief second the thought came to just go in with my sampler + 1 record, and dive off the edge. So that’s what i did. Actually brought the Sampler, Circuit, and the KP3 and one Record… The rest as they say is history. Heads up this is RAW bizness… But well worth the effort. Hope you can take the ride, and as always Enjoy! – AYBEE
AYBEE steps over to LDN based Dogmatik for “The Motion Syntax” EP. A rounded collection of floorgrooves aimed for the feet.
AYBEE sits down with esteemed Chicago-based music writer and curator John Corbett to explore the deeper meaning behind Sun Ra’s work and examine the roles that improvisation and experimentation serve in times of political and social upheaval. Corbett is well placed to discuss such issues, as he’s the acclaimed author of books such as Travelling The Spaceways: Sun Ra, The Astro Black And Other Solar Myths and A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation.
In the mix for RA’s 550 Podacast | Interview here.
San Juan Pueblo (Tewa) Butterfly Dance
Gael Segalen – Ascension
Billy Cobham – Inner Conflicts
DFLN – Signs
Captian P. – Escapism
Pied Plat – Ode To Ede
The Bazile Republic – Brotherhood Smoke
Damon Bell – Land Of Merowe
AYBEE – We Come In Peace
AYBEE – Man Over Machine
Walt J – Reborn 1 (DJ Qu’s Journey Towards Birth Remix)
Glenn Underground – Black Action
Roy Ayers – Holiday (Kenny Dope Rmx)
Jaco Pastorious – John and Mary
Ron Trent – Hooked On Your Love