Various Artists Solstice II MULTI CULTI
Multi Culti return with five mind-altering bangers on SOLSTICE II, an appropriately diverse collection of music for the label’s flagship 12” series AXIAL TILT, celebrating cosmic collisions, chaos magick, transcendent dance and inner balance. In a watershed moment for the globally-garnered imprint, SHEILA CHANDRA’s ‘RAQS’ gets a licensed rework by ZILLAS ON ACID and it’s a bonafide spine-shaking psychedelic chakra-elevator. Keeping up the energy level but speeding up the tempo, CALYPSO CULT regular, Mexico’s INIGO VONTIER shreds out powerful didgeridoo-based peak-time ignition on the A2. FRENZY, already. The B-side kicks off with a massive main-room remix of SABABA 5 ‘NASNUSA’ courtesy of Israeli trance-master KINO TODO & DANELZ, chopping the amazingly catchy and beautiful vocals of Japanese vocalist YURIKA into a club-pumping ear-worm.
ANDI OTTO brings things back down to the lower tempos Multi Culti is associated with, joining forces with Rwandan dancer and singer EVARISTE KARINGANIRE for a wonky, stompy and most of all unique track. Finally, cult wizard GOLDEN BUG turns in another spooky, subliminal groove, sounding like Toulouse Low Trax having a puff with Aleister Crowley – witchy incantation meets hypnotic beat