Ancient Wisdom I

A sound of the ancient Americas from the Mesoamerican region. Artists include Ricardo Lozano, Jorge Ramos and Xavier Quijas Yxayotl who hand make the instruments of ancient Mesoamerica, including traditional Aztec and Mayan clay instruments, flutes, drums, rattles and wind instruments built according to ancient manuscripts.

Cover illustration drafted by Ricardo Almendáriz in 1787 during the first excavation of pre-Columbian Maya ruins at Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico

LoveU live on the MPC Live

Playing my beat, “LoveU” live on the MPC Live. Been finding some beautiful records around town so I wanted to share one of the beats that grew from one of those records. The main samples in this tune are from a FIRST PRESSING of a vinyl gem from 1973. Don’t forget to hit the HD setting on the video

Upper Realm Advisor

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New gear now available at the shop! This one is designed to keep the vibes up, available in any size or shape one might need here

Field Recordings: Gravel Pit

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Didn’t realize how profound these recordings would be at the time but I can’t stop using them in my beats these days. The sound of crunching and tumbling gravel has such nice character, discovered at a gravel pit while on vacation in Petoskey, MI.

Familiar Things

Out of appreciation for the fantastic vibes and anticipation for the new installment I grabbed the Stranger Things soundtrack on vinyl and chopped some of the main theme up for a boom bap style flip. The title is of course a play on the title of the show but also I was trying to incorporate that feeling during a psychedelic journey, when you’re pretty deep and seeing these important things around you and they seem familiar yet slightly distant in a way like they are of a slightly different reality. Available for free download here