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AYBEE REBIRTH EP

[DBR-V034] AYBEE – REBIRTH EP

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… 

Love Eternal

A ^*

o1o - Notes on Astro Liberation Theory Vol.1

[DBR-D031] o1o – Notes On Astro Liberation Theory Vol.1

AYBEE visits his o1o moniker again with Beats, Slap, Red Beans, and Comets…..
Emancipated Drums…

The Astral Walkers - Don't Fear The Sound

[NE 020] The Astral Walkers – Don’t Fear The Sound

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.

AYBEE Future Reference

[DBR-V033] AYBEE – Future Reference EP

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.

Afrikan Sciences - Reciprocity EP

[DBR-V032] Afrikan Sciences – Reciprocity EP

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.

Vinyl > https://www.juno.co.uk/products/afrikan-sciences-reciprocity-ep/659541-01/

Written and produced by Eric Porter.

Release date: February 5th, 2018

AYBEE and Lars Bartkuhn are The Astral Walkers

[DBR-V031] AYBEE and Lars Bartkuhn are The Astral Walkers – Passage EP

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

Lars Bartkuhn and AYBEE at XJAZZ

Lars Bartkuhn and AYBEE form “The Astral Walkers”

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.

The Astral Walkers

The Astral Walkers “Passage”

The Astral Walkers “Don’t Fear The Sound”

AYBEE

MIX /// AYBEE – Josey Rebelle’s RinseFM

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

AYBEE, Armon Bazile by Marie Staggat

AYBEE | On Sun Ra, Improvisation , and the Musicians mission. Electronic Beats

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.

http://www.electronicbeats.net/aybee-john-corbett-conversation/

AYBEE, Armon Bazile by Marie Staggat

MIX /// AYBEE | RA Podcast 550

In the mix for RA’s 550 Podacast | Interview here.

Tracklist /
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