Live hardware based electroniks. Embedded with messages of importance…broadcast from L O N.
Truth, crushed to the Earth, shall rise again. – William Cullen Bryant
“We are part fire, and part dream. We are the physical mirroring of Miaheyyun, the Total Universe, upon this earth, our Mother. We are here to experience.”
~ Fire Dog, Cheyenne
A 44 minute 1-take hardware based meditation…
Words created divergencies between beings, because their precise meanings put an opinion around the idea. Music only retains the highest and purest substance of the idea, since it has the privilege of expressing all, whilst excluding nothing. ~ Nadia Boulanger
And Yet Still…The Rhythm uses us as archiver’s of the Notes.
Transmissions of the boundless embedded in the seed only needing soil. The call, and response.
I hope this finds you, and your Love Ones well!
A ^ *
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…..
After their first release on DEEPBLAK in 2017, Lars Bartkuhn and Aybee return as THE ASTRAL WALKERS with a brand new 12″, this time on the incomparable NEEDS (not wants) imprint. The two friends continue to break boundaries of nowadays often narrow minded dance music by using the broadest palette of musical ingredients they could possibly put together for their special studio session. DON’T FEAR THE SOUND comes in two different versions. While the ASTRAL STROLL is a spaced out groover featuring some of Aybee’s trademark rhythms and mysterious pads, the FULL EXPANSION explores in nearly 15 minutes what dance music is ideally about for the duo. A fearless journey that begins with esoteric waves of sound blending into futuristic jazzfunk worlds where the dancer can get truly lost. Elevating choirs, virtuous bass lines, sparkling guitars and lush pads altogether flow into a grand finale that can only be described as a true anthem and epic journey.
In times where one can repeatedly hear that music doesn’t really matter anymore, Aybee and Lars made a record to prove the opposite is true. DON’T FEAR THE SOUND is a sincere and bold statement by two pioneering producers and an invitation for the dancer to get lost in every note and moment of the music.
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
A project spawned of mutual love, and respect the two met at an impromptu jam performance at the Berlin based 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.