The Alchemy of Rhythm
Mixed: January 2018
Alchemy as in transforming lead into gold.
Rhythm as in beats, as in 5Rhythms practice – and as in “wake up, surrender to the sound; let the vibration liberate your golden soul and take us all home.”
Rhythm is a vehicle for transformation. Sometimes we need a change of tempo to make a shift, sometimes we need a steady pulse to hold the intensity – sometimes we need the drums to shatter the hard shell of resistance and make space for the new.
This wave includes some of the musical gold and deep medicine that I came across in 2017 – with a tip of the hat to Brexit, slipped discs, deep community processes, and other alchemical learnings of the moment. Mixed live in the hills during winter-time.
01. People – Afterlife
02. Father King (Catching Flies Remix) – Emancipator
03. Father King – Emancipator
04. El Ritmo – JaJa
05. Gosh – Jamie xx
06. Annapurna (Avidus & Christoph Vogel Remix) – Jeremy Liar
07. The Work (Rudimental Remix) – Beating Heart
08. Je Ka Jo (Drums Of Passion Mix) – Joe Claussell
09. Ringo (Original) – Joris Voorn
10. Compañeros – Rainer Scheurenbrand
11. Ashe (demo version) – Alex Forster
12. First Harp Songs of the Road of Birth and Creation – Bwiti harpist & singers
13. Maya Lila – Lucid Picnic
14. Part 4 – Stephan Micus