Tag archives: Further Records

AYBEE | i-D Magazine Mix

Promoting stillness through sound, Deepblak Recordings is the visionary label releasing left-of-field soundscapes and entering subliminal voids with their omnipotent rhythm.

Placing an emphasis on dance-floor inspired soul, Aybee describes the paths he uses to discover new talent as “a natural evolution of musical dialogue, that takes place organically between a family of artists.” | Read full interview >

AYBEE for Deepblak i-D Mag Mix by i-D

[FUR039] o1o (aka AYBEE) – A Futurespective LP

Once again I connected with Seattle based Further Records for the “o1o – Futurespective” album. In line with Deepblak’s 10th anniversary “A Futurespective” is a collection of some of Further label head Mark’s favorite recordings by myself under the “o1o” moniker. o1o is short for (Oaklands 1 and Only) and is the name I used when producing at a slower tempo. When Mark pitched the concept you know I was ALL-in. Per usual with Further the record is put together with gorgeous screen printed Artwork with a Limited Edition of 300 shipping worldwide August 15th. I hope you enjoy this project as much as we did putting it together.

Love, Respect, and Power

~ AYBEE

Deepblak | Summer Releases and Movementz…

Much to cover so i will get right to it. We are half way through Deepblak’s 10th year, and i have had little time to breathe. Here’s what we have upcoming. June 7th the “AYBEE – 11:11 EP (DBR-V007)” hits stores on vinyl. I just received the Testpress from the “o1o – A Futurespective EP (FUR009)” coming on Further Records realease date (tba). July brings Afrikan Sciences much heralded project to vinyl with the “Means and Way’s EP (DBR-V008) “ with additional remixes. In August Malena Perez and AYBEE debut as the group “Traveling Phoenix” to drop the “The Ascenion EP (DBR-D030)”. As i type i am finalizing a project with Miles Sagnia for his Atmospheric Existence Label which should be hitting stores mid-summer.

September brings Damon Bell with his “Kush Musik Wax EP (DBR-V009)” also with additional remixes. Rounding out September is the “10 Years of Deepblak CD (DBR-CD001)” celebrating some of Deepblak’s pivotal releases along with a few new gems. Deep breath…also be on the lookout for an AYBEE remix coming on Tsuba for Ethyl & Huxley ‘Reflexions’, and the long awaited Blak Punk Soundsystem (Ron Trent & AYBEE) EP on Future Vision. Ok now that i got that all out…back to work. Blessings to ALL

~AYBEE

AYBEE on Vinyl | UQ and Further Records in Stores now.

Two soon to be highly sought after pieces now available. First is a Limited Edition 12inch of Vertigo/Sun OF Cycle off the Ancient Tones (FUR004) project on Further Recordings. These come with beautifully hand screen-printed album jackets!  [ Buy ]

The Second is a Remix of “I’m Coming” for Deephouse Don Jus-Ed on Underground Quality. This is the 1st vinyl single  off his Next Level Album. As you know UQ records don’t hang around long, and this one is no different laced with a jaw dropping beautiful remix from Levon Vincent. [ Buy ]

[FUR004] AYBEE – Ancient Tones | Limited Edition Cassette Album (Further Records)

AYBEE – Ancient Tones | *Limited Edition Cassette Tape

“Experimental deep soul music from abstract space-funk scientist AYBEE. Recorded on TDK Professional Studio Mastering cassettes using vintage 1970’s Nakamichi tape technology” Only 100 Copies. | BUY | More Info

Tracklisting

SIDE A
1. Slyde
2. Shelf In Space
3. A Wind For Wayman

SIDE B

4.Vertigo
5.Sun of Cycle

A few kind words…

AYBEE – Vertigo by deepblak

AYBEE

With a versatility that is genre defiant AYBEE (Armon Bazile) consistently traverses the boundaries of Techno, House, Experimental, and Hip Hop seamlessly. While becoming a pillar for soul rooted forward rhythms, AYBEE’s work continues to expand sonic boundaries of the possible.

Emerging from his native Oakland, CA, AYBEE comes from a steep family tradition of music, innovation, and artistic exploration. Seeds planted by his New Orleans based grandfather who ran a small Jazz label, and uncle who ran a short lived disco imprint “Armour” in the late 70’s. It was the uplifting power of “Black Experience”, and dance that pushed AYBEE to embark on the exploration of himself as an artist in the early 00’s.

In 2001 AYBEE launched Deepblak Recordings as a creative outlet for his music. Ultimately catching the attention of legendary House DJ/Producer Ron Trent. This chance meeting led to Trent signing AYBEE to the iconic Prescription Records imprint, and releasing his first 12”. Soon after AYBEE along with Trent would come together to co-found Prescription sub-label Future Vision.

AYBEE since has gone on to establish himself as one of the most innovative, and boundary dissolving producers with more than a decade plus worth of projects to his credit. These include the ground-breaking Ancient Tones LP (Further Records), his critically acclaimed “WORLDS LP” (Deepblak), and his Miles Davis homage & collaborative LP “Sketches Of Space” with label mate Afrikan Sciences. Always pushing future forward rhythms to bare AYBEE’s sound palette keeps evolving in the pursuit of ever deeper truths embedded within the dance experience. A baton picked up that was left by the Be-Bop & Fusion era’s.

Deepblak’s ethos of diasporic electronics allied with rhythmic exploration are key tenets in development of the label. Maintaining a fresh balance between eclecticism, and what has playfully come to be described as “Free Techno”, Deepblak’s releases seek to champion the impulse of freedom for the artist to speak with the full palette of rhythm.

Always open to expanding the sound AYBEE has branched out to work with other prominent labels such as; Sound Of Speed (Japan), Further Records, Atjazz Record Co., Burek, Soul People Music, Yoruba, Deeply Rooted, Soul Jazz, and Dogmatik to name a few.

Based in Berlin since 2012 AYBEE continues to evolve his sound, and creative reach via DJ, LIVE performance, and Film. Feeling empowered with the seeds of the “Culture” and a deep love of musical expression he views the mission of the artist as simple; “Create sonic situations for us to move, and to be moved.”

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The Gift | A Film by AYBEE from Deepblak on Vimeo.

Press:::

AYBEE | 2016 | AYBEE Talks The Odyssey
AYBEE | 2015 | Sun Ra’s Free Space
AYBEE | 2014 | A Tale of two cities and a musical mystic
AYBEE | 2013 | CDR Berlin Q&A
AYBEE | 2012 | RINSE FM Interview and Mix with Alex Nut
AYBEE | 2012 | Halcyon Q&A
AYBEE | 2011 | Little White Earbuds podcast #101
AYBEE | 2011 | Interview CJLO 1690 Montreal w Michael Terzian | Listen | Download
AYBEE | 2011 | Feature ” Revolution of 1″ Resident Advisor
DEEPBLAK | 2010 | Interview with Friday Night Sessions | Listen | Download
AYBEE | 2009 | East Bay Express Feature “Fade To Deepblak”
AYBEE | 2009 | Interview with Popyourfunk.com

AYBEE | 2009 |
Interview Friday Night Sessions
AYBEE | 2006 | Interview with Basic Soul UK